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Hello, new to mint 19.2

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:32 pm
by dsctr
Hello,
I am new to Linux mint 19.2, Moving from windows 7. I have mint as a dual boot on my computer.

I am not very good at computers, know just enough to get what I need to do done. Basic searching, email, online banking and some file work, docs photo's etc

So far I have been able to get my old Brother printer to print and scan, with the help of a member on this forum, Thanks.

I am now trying to figure out how to get all my info from widows 7 into mint and then be able to remove windows 7 from computer and have only mint.

I am a little apprehensive (or nervous) about doing this, since I know once I remove windows os, I wont be able to go back and get anything.

I have my documents and photo's on a flash drive, my needed office 2007 excel spread sheets on a flash drive,, quicken back ups on flash drive and mint 19.2 on a flash drive to reinstall. I also have my computer (windows7) backed up on a external drive, but don't know if this matters once windows 7 is gone from computer.

So far I have learned that if I plug in a flash with excel spread sheet, I can actually make changes to it, seems to open with Libre office.. But I have not figured out how to install any info from flash drives..

I will have many questions in this process of windows to mint and hope you have patience.

Re: Hello, new to mint 19.2

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:49 pm
by JerryF
Welcome to the forums!

Re: Hello, new to mint 19.2

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:47 am
by kc1di
Hello dsctr,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums, enjoy :)

Re: Hello, new to mint 19.2

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:12 am
by Pierre
Hi dsctr ,
welcome to our forum.
:)

there is an couple of ways, to move things from that win-7 system,
& so do start another post, on how to go about doing that.

Re: Hello, new to mint 19.2

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:43 am
by Greencedar
Hello dsctr and welcome to the forum.

Glad to hear that your install with Linux 19.2 went well.

We will be glad to help you with your moving your documents from Windows to Linux on your dual boot. Look through the forums and find where it is best to ask the question that you have in mind. If you are not sure exactly best to post your question make the best choice and if it is wrong the moderator can move the question to the appropriate forum.

Oh, by the way, nice bike.

Re: Hello, new to mint 19.2

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:26 am
by WharfRat
Hello dsctr Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Re: Hello, new to mint 19.2

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:03 pm
by bob466
Welcome to the Forum. Image