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Paid for CD's

Post by Silver Badger » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:50 am

I thought, ok, I'll reload Windows XP from my back-up.( I only use it for digital art). The thing won't load windows now as a file is corrupt. My question is; if I buy a disc will the laptop boot from the disc and install Mint on the laptop. I'm guessing that's too easy and it won't. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Paid for CD's

Post by Oscar799 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:43 am

Hello,
You can buy a disk from here if you wish https://www.osdisc.com/products/linux/l ... =linuxmint
Alternately you can download an ISO from here free of charge http://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php
You can get a free userguide too http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
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Re: Paid for CD's

Post by austin.texas » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:34 pm

Silver Badger wrote:My question is; if I buy a disc will the laptop boot from the disc
Yes. The DVD you buy will boot. It is that easy.
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Re: Paid for CD's

Post by killer de bug » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:37 pm

As Oscar799 mentioned, you don't need to pay for the CD. Ask a friend to burn it on a DVD for you. Or to prepare a live USB stick if your computer can boot from USB sticks. It's that easy.

Ah, one more thing. When you have used the CD/DVD/USB stick to install the system, you can give it to a friend. The license key is valid for several computer. :mrgreen:
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Re: Paid for CD's

Post by Mute Ant » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:30 pm

"Re: Paid for CD's" Mint is on a DVD so check your machine's optical drive says DVD on it.

EXTRA Has anyone purchased a Mint distribution recently from OSdisk? Are they pressed (silver coloured = high-contrast = good on older drives) or recorded (brown coloured = lower contrast = may not work on older drives)?
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Re: Paid for CD's

Post by The-Wizard » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:32 pm

Ok some things you need to know,
if you have a clean hard-drive and wish to load windows you will first have to install your motherboard drivers as these are not included in windows , You don't have to install motherboard drivers for linux as the common ones are included in the core.
Sounds like your machine is quite old, it may be not be suitable for mint cinnamon desktop safest bet is mate or xfce older graphics can't cope with the demand of cinnamon as it is resource hungry


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