replace older mint version

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46calymea
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replace older mint version

Postby 46calymea » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:23 pm

Hi, I have mint 8 main edition alongside Window$ XP. I want to delete mint 8 and replace it with a later version of mint, while keeping XP. How do I do that? Which desktop would you recommend out of Cinnamon and Mate? Thanks.

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Re: replace older mint version

Postby kc1di » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:20 pm

Hello 46calymea,

Could you give us a little information on your machine. since it has mint 8 on it I'm assuming it's quite old.
what processor? how much Ram? is it 3d capable? (if not you'll have to go with mate or xfce)
I would say you should go with mint 13.

you can install mint 13 over mint 8 by selecting the other tab when presented the partitioning page by the installer.
the select the mint partition and tell it to mount it as / and format as ext4.

Hope this is helpful.
Good Luck!
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