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reelal
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Newbie here

Post by reelal » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:10 pm

Hi folks, another newbie here looking to fire windows XP and move to Linux Mint. Am wondering if, when, I download Linux will it find and remember all my bookmarks and photos and will all this hardware function with Linux. Have read some and realize I might have to install new drivers, hope that's easy. Not much of a techie but I did build this computer however that's easy just mounting parts. Have a lot to learn because some of the anacronyms use are greek to me but time will help. Would you folks start wit mint18 or just go right on with the mint 19? Thanks for all replies.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Tomgin5 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:39 pm

You might try just installing the desired Mint as a dual boot and run a flash drive sneaker net to transfer the desired files. Make a backup of your Windex first if you wish.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by WharfRat » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:06 pm

Hello reelal Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: Newbie here

Post by JerryF » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:01 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Newbie here

Post by bob466 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:51 pm

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Re: Newbie here

Post by kc1di » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:08 pm

Hello reelal,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums, Enjoy!

You should back up all your important files before installing Mint and then you can reload them after the install. All your windows data will be overwritten if you choose to use the drive for Linux. You can also do a dual boot and leave windows on the drive and boot to either window or Mint at boot time. That would let you move files at your convenience until your familiar with Mint.
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/ Pjotr's Great Linux projects page.
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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