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Installing New Versions

Postby Sigord on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:18 pm

Is it safe to install the latest version of Mint from a CD over an older version in a separate partition to Windows XP?
If not how do I first uninstall the older version in the partition?

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Re: Installing New Versions

Postby computerbob on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:25 pm

I always use the"something else" option. Leaving the XP partitions alone, delete the linux partitions and install your new OS in that free space.
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Re: Installing New Versions

Postby Sigord on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:01 pm

Thanks.
I am using version 32 bit cinnamon version 13 of Mint. I could of course just update it online. But I am stuck on slow broadband here in Hastings UK of only about 3 Mbps. Has anyone any idea of how many MBytes I would need to download the install the latest Mint please.
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Re: Installing New Versions

Postby computerbob on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:04 pm

My Mint16 Cinnamon64 is 1.3GB. All the others would be less than that.
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Re: Installing New Versions

Postby daveinuk on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:14 pm

If you're really bad on bandwidth you can pick up a dvd off ebay for less than £2 delivered . . . . .
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