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Old 04-10-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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Isolating Win XP from Internet after installing dual boot with Linux Mint 13

I am going to install Linux Mint 13 in dual boot with Windows XP in a separate partition.
After that I don't need internet anymore for Windows XP. So far I haven't found a proper advice of how to isolate Windows XP from internet such that it is safe for hackers and viruses.

It seems to me that I am not the first newby who struggled with this problem.

Thanks for any answer.
Old 04-10-2014, 09:45 AM   #2
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if you boot into windows i assume like most linux distros you can disable networking.

maybe you can run windows in a virtual machine from within mint but dont give it networking setup ?

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AFTER you install Mint and get it set up to your satisfaction, reboot to your XP partition and disable networking. You may have to restart networking on Mint after that.
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