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Old 07-06-2017, 10:24 PM   #1
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How do I get rid of Windows 7 Professional x64 and install Linux Mint 18.2
 
Old 07-06-2017, 10:35 PM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions.

Go into the BIOS of your Windows machine and set the boot order to CDROM so that the Linux CD/DVD will boot up.

Next time your machine boots it will start booting into the Mint CD/DVD.
Double click on the icon that says install to hard drive and the installer will walk you through the installation. Tell it to erase the disk and install Linux Mint.

If you don't have Mint already; download the .iso image of Linux Mint and burn it to a DVD.
https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
 
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:38 AM   #3
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Just in case you don't want to burn CD/DVD you can create bootable USB.
detailed instructions can be found here:
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744
 
Old 07-07-2017, 01:40 AM   #4
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You can also check on this discussion which is for Mint distro: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-mint-84/
 
Old 07-07-2017, 11:03 AM   #5
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It's a good idea to read the documentation, which has advice on starting out:
http://linuxmint.com/documentation/u...glish_17.3.pdf
http://linuxmint.com/documentation/u...glish_18.0.pdf
 
Old 07-07-2017, 03:35 PM   #6
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If you have to ask, I strongly suggest configuring your system for dual-booting Windows 7 and Mint 18.2. It's more work, but nice to have that safety net.
 
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:15 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pcworkman000999000 View Post
How do I get rid of Windows 7 Professional x64 and install Linux Mint 18.2
I would never recommend anyone to totally replace windows without trying Linux out first. If you've never run Linux, I'd recommend running a Live distro to get the feel of it. Dual booting is easy and you can keep your windows install in case you don't like Linux(you can remove windows anytime). I'd also get the Windows product key in case you want to reinstall.

Anyways, Welcome to the world of Linux! Just tried Mint 18.2. It's Great!
 
  


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