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by albval
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS

Thank you for these answers. I'll look into Easy BCD, it looks like it is the most user friendly option suggested along with swapping HDs. Good to know about partition sizes too. Also, going through the available BIOS options I found out that I could make the computer boot over ethernet. Does this m...
by albval
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS

Thank you for your suggestions! However: HP ProBooks, ElliteBooks & Business Class Notebooks DO NOT have backdoor passwords, DO NOT answer to Password Cracking Softwares ( due to minimum 8 character passwords & architecture) & DO NOT reset by CMOS battery removal. (due to EEPROM chip which doesn't r...
by albval
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS

Yeah, I guess that's the easiest way. Getting Windows to work after the swap was a pain so I feared Mint installation would be a similar ordeal.
by albval
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS

Seller doesn't know. Laptop has been legally bought from a recycling center without a hard drive.The laptop had a post-it on it with the bios password, but the password doesn't work. (And I've tried all possible misspellings). I managed to circumvent the problem when installing Windows by transferri...
by albval
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS

Hi all, a total Linux newbie here. I have bought an used HP ProBook with Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium installed. I'd like to make the computer dual bootable with Linux Mint. My problem is that the computer has it's BIOS locked with a password I don't know. Therefore I'm not able to change the boot ...

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