Welcome To Linux Mint It is my understanding that mint4win installs the Linux Distro like a program is installed in the windows directory. If you go to uninstall programs in windows, you should see the install there in the list. So if you wish to ditch Win completely ( which I do not recommend to a new user until they are comfortable enough to use & use well ) this would include the installation of your mint4win application. I would recommend a dual boot with Win/Linux & that way you can learn Linux Mint & retain your win to fall back on if you feel the need.You could then uninstall the mint4win install from your win directory. I hope this helps you in your decision, Jay514
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Thanks for the reply. I am trying Mint out on an old laptop and have 3 windows machines to fall back on if my Linux experience doesn't go well. I am sick of Windows and am fairly confident that I will never look back!
There isn't any way to install the full version from the windows add/remove programs list. I am envisioning some way to changing the partitions to remove the windows installation while still keeping my mint as is.
This probably won't work as mint4win doesn't create its own partition.
If you have so many M$ machines to fall back on, & if you are prepared to "do it all", ( make sure that the BIOS is set to boot the cd 1st) then reboot the thing with the live_cd in that drive, & click on the Install icon, & when the partitioner get to the bit about where to install, select the option to install to the Whole HDD - generally the 1st option. & let it erase Everything on the HDD & install the 'nix.
I appreciate you response, however, my question is if it is possible to install Mint from mint4win and get rid of my Windows installation. I understand how to install from scratch, but would like to keep all of my mint settings and just delete the windows partition.
Thanks for any help you can give. If the answer is no will someone please just tell me so and I will install from scratch.
It needs a program called LVPM http://lubi.sourceforge.net/lvpm.html like I said I've never used it but I don't see why it shouldn't work on mint4win as its essentially the same program re-packaged. As always, its best to backup your important data, just incase.
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