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External HDD problem

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    If this is the 8.1 laptop in your profile, you have to set the BIOS to legacy mode and turn secure boot off.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Window 8


    No, I was using it on my old laptop which has windows 7 installed. Thought is be best to try it out on there first incase I did anything wrong that I couldn't undo.

    So far, I made the usb stick, ran the mint4windows program, selected the option to install/run within windows, restarted the laptop an booted from the usb stick, and that's as far as I got. The laptop is still running, but my screen is totally black.
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    ran the mint4windows program, selected the option to install/run within windows,
    What is this. Why did you run this program. You could have just booted with the stick after you made it as per my tutorial.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 7
    Window 8


    Ah, perhaps that is where I am going wrong. I will uninstall everything and have another go at it tomorrow.

    Will let you know how I get on. Thank you for your help, it is very much appreciated.
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Any time. Sorry you are having all those problems. But it looks like you took a "detour".
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  6. #16


    Posts : 7
    Window 8


    Still didn't work on windows 7 laptop. Going to have a go at trying it on my windows 8 laptop, hopefully have more joy!
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