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completely remoe vista

Postby alonk_rebel on Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:33 pm

hi... i just wanna know how to remove vista completely from my laptop....
i instaled mint 7 from vista.....
thanx in advance.... :-)
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Re: completely remoe vista

Postby markcynt on Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:21 am

Boot to the Mint disk and use the "Guided - use entire disk" option when you see it.

That option will format your entire hard drive and install Mint.
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Re: completely remoe vista

Postby Kaye on Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:28 pm

You should back up all of your data before you do that of course. A full install will remove everything currently on your system.
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Re: completely remoe vista

Postby metroid_maniac on Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:41 am

If you want Mint to run a lot faster than in mint4win then dual boot. It's no more dangerous than a full disk install. And you keep your old OS (Vista).
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Re: completely remoe vista

Postby Exoticat on Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:44 pm

do a complete backup of window$ partition (with acronis true image like or partimage as an old remembrance) on an external drive and then enjoying a green full linux install while forgetting the $$ machine !
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Re: completely remoe vista

Postby talava on Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:15 am

markcynt wrote:Boot to the Mint disk and use the "Guided - use entire disk" option when you see it.

That option will format your entire hard drive and install Mint.


I'd suggest you don't use the entire disk for your Mint. Make a /home -partition instead for all you files and settings. It makes re-installing any Linux much easier!

10gb should do for just the Mint installation.
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Re: completely remoe vista

Postby metroid_maniac on Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:04 pm

talava wrote:
markcynt wrote:Boot to the Mint disk and use the "Guided - use entire disk" option when you see it.

That option will format your entire hard drive and install Mint.


I'd suggest you don't use the entire disk for your Mint. Make a /home -partition instead for all you files and settings. It makes re-installing any Linux much easier!

10gb should do for just the Mint installation.


Moving the /home partition onto a separate partition really helps to localise damage, as a filesystem corruption only kills Linux Mint, not the files stored on there.
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