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by Mark Phelps
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Will installing Windows remove Linux Mint?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Windows

That's actually a BAD idea -- as it uses the Linux installer to make changes to the Windows filesystem -- which often then leads to Windows filesystem corruption, which then since Windows won't boot anymore, makes that really HARD to fix. Much better to use Windows to shrink the filesystem to make r...
by Mark Phelps
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installation says out of disk space and locks up
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Installation says out of disk space and locks up

Depends on what you mean by letting the installer setup the partitions. If you have some free space and the installer is using that, it should be OK, as that will not affect Windows. But if you're using the "install alongside" and letting the installer modify the Windows filesystem, that is a BAD id...
by Mark Phelps
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can I use higher Mhz memory sticks?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Can I use higher Mhz memory sticks?

Not that I know of, but since your PC came with 1600 memory already installed, my guess is that is all it will handle.
by Mark Phelps
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can I use higher Mhz memory sticks?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Can I use higher Mhz memory sticks?

The simple answer is yes -- you can use "faster" memory -- but the speed will be limited to what the memory controller supports. So, if yours is pegged at 1600, putting in "faster" sticks will not make it faster than that. Also, the different gen memory sticks have different "slots" in their connect...
by Mark Phelps
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Replacement for EaseUS Todo Backup
Replies: 51
Views: 3267

Re: Replacement for EaseUS Todo Backup

I also use Clonezilla for image backups -- and the main source of confusion is that, unlike with other backup/restore apps, the parms are entered in REVERSE ORDER! Usually, you enter the Source to be backed up and then, the Destination where that is to be stored. But with Clonezilla, you enter the D...
by Mark Phelps
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unavailibility of install alongside Win7 [SOLVED]
Replies: 23
Views: 1975

Re: Unavailibility of install alongside Win7

It's not a good idea to "install along-side" as shrinking any Windows partition using the Linux installer seriously risks corrupting the Windows filesystem, and if that happens, you will be in serious trouble because Windows will not longer boot, making it really hard to fix. A much better approach ...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Is it still possible to install Wine to use Excel?
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Is it still possible to install Wine to use Excel?

Excel is installed as part of MS Office and, while I have not used Wine in a long time, from what I recall, the last MS Office version that worked well was Office 2010. So, even if you do get it installed, you're using a very old version. Also, the advanced features of Excel are not going to be avai...
by Mark Phelps
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 1576

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

You can download a copy of Windows 10 in iso form at this link. I believe you will have some time to try it before you need a license. Long enough to see if it will work for your purposes. You can create an installable version of Windows 10 in a USB drive with the iso file. This is the official MS ...
by Mark Phelps
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is there a safe method of flashing (updating) bios in Linux?
Replies: 22
Views: 984

Re: Is there a safe method of flashing (updating) bios in Linux?

There is an alternative that sometimes works -- and while it does not require a working copy of Windows on the PC to be updated, it does use a Windows alternative that you can boot from external media and then generally, use the bin file from the BIOS update package to do the update. But, you will n...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: trying to install wine for the sole purpose of having internet explorer; need some guidance, steps
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: trying to install wine for the sole purpose of having internet explorer; need some guidance, steps

It's been a LONG while, but from what I recall, the last IE version that worked in Wine was version 7.

The current version in use today is version 11.

So, it's unlikely your hardware would work even if you got IE working because it will probably demand IE verion 9 or newer.
by Mark Phelps
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (UPDATED) issues replacing windows 10 with 19.2 Tina
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: (UPDATED) issues replacing windows 10 with 19.2 Tina

If no drivers were in use, none of your hardware would work -- so clearly, there are drivers installed already.

As to proprietary drivers, if none are listed, none are available -- which is to be expected these days.
by Mark Phelps
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Wine or something else?
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Wine or something else?

Wine is basically a "hack" -- in which runtime routines that makes calls to a Windows OS are replaced with routine that make calls to a Linux OS. Sometimes it works, well -- some of the time, it barely works at all, and nearly half the time -- not at all. Some folks claim that the way THEY got away ...
by Mark Phelps
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NEWB w/dual boot questions (windows folders - pics, music, etc)
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: NEWB w/dual boot questions (windows folders - pics, music, etc)

There are 29.8gb space on Drive C left. Slave drive (E) is NTFS Am I ok? Possibly NOT. If you create new partitions taking up the entire free space in the Windows OS partition, Windows will not run anymore -- as it requires some free space to work. So, I would keep at least 2GB out of the new parti...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Binning Windows 10
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Binning Windows 10

My experiences with Win10 and battery drain is that you will ALWAYS run down the battery -- no matter what settings you have. The most common culprit is the new Win10 Hibernation setting known as Fast Startup -- NOT the same as Fast Boot -- which puts the laptop into a hybrid form of sleep when you ...
by Mark Phelps
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing program under WIne [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 1698

Re: Installing program under WIne

pantr wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:53 am
... I am not happy having to run WIndows under Linux, ...
You're NOT "running Windows under Linux". WINE stands for "WINE is Not an Emulator" -- meaning, it is NOT running Windows.

You're attempting to use a "hack" that will run SOME Windows apps -- it is NOT running the Windows OS.
by Mark Phelps
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Microsoft office
Replies: 7
Views: 3883

Re: [SOLVED] Microsoft office

The Office versions that work well in Wine are REALLY OLD -- like Office 2010. Slightly newer versions can me made to work in limited ways, but only for very few components. Recent Office versions like 2019 and 365 don't work at all. Your best bet is really to look into alternatives -- Like LibreOff...
by Mark Phelps
Fri May 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Questions re: partitions for dual boot Win10
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Questions re: partitions for dual boot Win10

Admittedly, I haven't done this in a while -- but "install alongside" used to pretty much guarantee that your Windows install would then be corrupted, as the resizing done by the Linux utility corrupted the Windows filesystem. And when that happens, since you can't then reboot into Windows to repair...
by Mark Phelps
Wed May 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioining of Hard Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Partitioining of Hard Drive

Dear Concerns, i have a 160 gb hard drive in my pc. i want to use 60 gb linux mint installation and other software while 2nd partion 4 gb i want to use as a swap while remain all partition i want to use as a my personal data. But the problem is i am unable to edit my partition while i have chossen ...
by Mark Phelps
Mon May 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Program that can copy data off an non-mountable Hard Drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Program that can copy data off an non-mountable Hard Drive?

If the data recovery apps can't find file headers, they can't recover files -- simple as that. They are not capable of stitching together random collections of blocks and sectors to recreate files. And, as already mentioned, if trying to do data recovery from NTFS volume, Windows apps are your best ...
by Mark Phelps
Sat May 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint on HP DV6-6C50SE
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Mint on HP DV6-6C50SE

Needing to continue to use MS Office is a key reason NOT to switch to Linux! Of the MS Office versions, last one I read that worked well in Wine was 2010. I've read that some folks have been able to get 2013 working -- but that involved a lot of patching, and since I don't use MS Office in Linux, I ...

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