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by Mark Phelps
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Binning Windows 10
Replies: 12
Views: 414

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
Replies: 15
Views: 414

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: 281

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: 172

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: 169

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: 234

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: 142

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 ...
by Mark Phelps
Fri May 17, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about specific things before installing?!
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Questions about specific things before installing?!

Unless I'm mistaken, the MSI Utilities Drivers would be strictly MS Windows stuff -- and since you need that for daily use, then switching to Linux will not work.
by Mark Phelps
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot to Windows without grub (Dual Boot Linux Mint)
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Boot to Windows without grub (Dual Boot Linux Mint)

The GRUB menu is what allows you to choose between Windows and Linux.

If you figure out a way to FORCE the boot directly into Windows, you will lose that choice.

Is that what you want?
by Mark Phelps
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Installing on preformatted disk?

An Extended Partition is not really a partition; instead, it is a container for one or more Logical partitions.

And yes, you can install on a Logical partition.
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: shrinking win10
Replies: 31
Views: 702

Re: shrinking win10

There really isn't any way of RELIABLY disabling Windows Update in Win10 like there was in Win7. You can force the Metered Updates parm on, but still does not disable "critical" updates -- they come through anyway. Plus with the new 1903 release of Win10, it reserves 7GB (or so) of disk space for "u...
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Question on Installing on Windows 7 System w/Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Question on Installing on Windows 7 System w/Ubuntu

Using the "install alongside ..." option with Win10 is nearly always a disaster -- as that uses Linux tools to shrink the Windows filesystem to make room and ends up corrupting the filesystem in the process. And since you have to boot into Windows to fix it, and Windows no longer boots, that makes i...
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to mnt windows share on mint 19.01
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: how to mnt windows share on mint 19.01

Windows 10 automatically enables a new form of hibernation that prevents you from accessing its filesystem when you are not running it. That will prevent any Linux utility from mounting and opening the filesystem. This is known as Fast Startup (not to be confused with Fast Boot, which is different),...
by Mark Phelps
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] erase factory recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: erase factory recovery

Since, by your own claim, you will never revert to Windows ... then remove the recovery partition and reclaim the space. No need for it now.
by Mark Phelps
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: BIOS Update
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: BIOS Update

You're not giving us much useful information.
Is the .exe file a Windows file used to do BIOS updates -- an update program?
Or, is the .exe file a self-extracting archive from an OEM vendor, that you run to extract the BIOS files and then run an update?
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Wine] Can't open any program.
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: [Wine] Can't open any program.

You didn't say, but are you trying to open apps that are installed in a Windows partition?

If so, you can't do that with Wine.
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Closed] Unusable space dual installing Mint 17.3 on Windows 10
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Unusable space dual installing Mint 17.3 on Windows 10

My guess is the so-called Recovery partition is actually NOT that -- as it does not have large enough files in it to server as a full recovery image. It's probably where the Windows boot loader is stored, and if you remove that, Windows will no longer boot. The more interesting issue is what is cont...
by Mark Phelps
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ITunes
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: ITunes

Virtual Machine is installing something like Virtual Box -- but to then install Windows in that, you need Windows installation media and a License.

WINE is an emulator -- a set of software that allows you to run SOME Windows apps, but it works best with really OLD versions of Windows apps.
by Mark Phelps
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Creating a Windows Partition
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Creating a Windows Partition

A better method is to create the boot media using a Windows app known as Macrium Reflect: 1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from this link on a working PC: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx 2) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD That will create MR bootable media. Then, ...
by Mark Phelps
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help: windows file system is read only
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Help: windows file system is read only

First off, NTFSfix will only "fix" the most trivial of NTFS problems; it simply can't handle any serious problems. So while it MIGHT work; more likely, it will not. Second, I didn't catch your Windows version, but if it is Win10, then your better approach would be to post in the Win10 community foru...

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