install linux mint (mint4win)
I downloaded mint from the internet to my desktop pc hard drive. Then I use unetbootin to extract the files and set up the installer and boot loader so I can use mint along side windows 7. I do not have a cd rom burner on this pc. I have a pen drive but I can't get my pc to boot from a pendrive. This pc is about five years old. I might just install mint by its self and forget windows. Thanks very much for the help and advise. I am new to trying to learn linux.