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New Acer Lap Top came with Linux - How to Install Win 7?

  1. #71


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Thanks for the response. I am willing to do Anything popeye...

    But, I consider myself to be very knowledgeable when it comes to Windows 7 and XP in particular.

    But Linux, Ubuntu, I have never even seen these OS' in action. Is there a simple step by step tutorial I can get to install Linux Mint, or whichever OS is easiest/best to use??
    Hi there
    Try my post on installing Linux on a bootable external drive. It also adds Windows as a VM -- you can skip that bit though - just get the Linux system working.

    How to make Portable Windows system (any version)

    You should be able to disable protected boot in the BIOS and enable legacy boot so you don't have to boot UEFI.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #72


    Here are my options:

    Click image for larger version

    I will choose the second one, to Erase disk and install Linux Mint...

    Here goes nothing.. hehe
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  3. #73


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    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Thanks for the response. I am willing to do Anything popeye...

    But, I consider myself to be very knowledgeable when it comes to Windows 7 and XP in particular.

    But Linux, Ubuntu, I have never even seen these OS' in action. Is there a simple step by step tutorial I can get to install Linux Mint, or whichever OS is easiest/best to use??
    Hi there
    Try my post on installing Linux on a bootable external drive. It also adds Windows as a VM -- you can skip that bit though - just get the Linux system working.

    How to make Portable Windows system (any version)

    You should be able to disable protected boot in the BIOS and enable legacy boot so you don't have to boot UEFI.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    Excellent input jimbo, he can have the best of both worlds. Didn't even consider that. I use VM myself but never think to recommend it to others.
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  4. #74


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Thanks for the response. I am willing to do Anything popeye...

    But, I consider myself to be very knowledgeable when it comes to Windows 7 and XP in particular.

    But Linux, Ubuntu, I have never even seen these OS' in action. Is there a simple step by step tutorial I can get to install Linux Mint, or whichever OS is easiest/best to use??
    Hi there
    Try my post on installing Linux on a bootable external drive. It also adds Windows as a VM -- you can skip that bit though - just get the Linux system working.

    How to make Portable Windows system (any version)

    You should be able to disable protected boot in the BIOS and enable legacy boot so you don't have to boot UEFI.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hey Jimbo... Thank you for your response.

    Well, I have installed Linux on a bootable external drive, now I'm attempting to install Linux on the internal drive, and if that works it will free up my USB so that I can put windows 7 on it, and try to get that working...

    Excuse my ignorance, what is VM?

    EDIT: I googled it. It's "Virtual Machine", yes?

    I'll be honest, I have little to no idea what that means...
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  5. #75


    The whole point of this thread is simply this:

    "Install Windows 7 on a Lap Top"

    That's all I want to do...
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  6. #76


    I just remembered some Videos I watched of Jacob Applebaum where he talks about the safest way to have an operating system is on a USB stick...

    Because he was being harassed at the borders and they'd take his lap top and go through his info and stuff...

    Haha, now I know how to do it.. Carry my lap top, authorities take it to check it, no operating system on it...

    Authorities = Fail

    Mahaahaha that would be soooo funny
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  7. #77


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    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Thanks for the response. I am willing to do Anything popeye...

    But, I consider myself to be very knowledgeable when it comes to Windows 7 and XP in particular.

    But Linux, Ubuntu, I have never even seen these OS' in action. Is there a simple step by step tutorial I can get to install Linux Mint, or whichever OS is easiest/best to use??
    Hi there
    Try my post on installing Linux on a bootable external drive. It also adds Windows as a VM -- you can skip that bit though - just get the Linux system working.

    How to make Portable Windows system (any version)

    You should be able to disable protected boot in the BIOS and enable legacy boot so you don't have to boot UEFI.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hey Jimbo... Thank you for your response.

    Well, I have installed Linux on a bootable external drive, now I'm attempting to install Linux on the internal drive, and if that works it will free up my USB so that I can put windows 7 on it, and try to get that working...

    Excuse my ignorance, what is VM?

    EDIT: I googled it. It's "Virtual Machine", yes?

    I'll be honest, I have little to no idea what that means...

    It is basically running another OS within a primary OS. In your case it would be running 7 or XP within Linux. You would have both systems working on your machine. There is different VM software to accomplish this.

    Sneaky, sneaky on the border thing. You hiding something buddy?
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  8. #78


    Thanks for the rep Adamf, and I like your country

    I tried thanking you on your profile, but, call me stupid, I couldn't figure out how to add a visitor message


    Linux Mnt is still installing, it's 75% complete...
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  9. #79


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

    Hi there
    Try my post on installing Linux on a bootable external drive. It also adds Windows as a VM -- you can skip that bit though - just get the Linux system working.

    How to make Portable Windows system (any version)

    You should be able to disable protected boot in the BIOS and enable legacy boot so you don't have to boot UEFI.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hey Jimbo... Thank you for your response.

    Well, I have installed Linux on a bootable external drive, now I'm attempting to install Linux on the internal drive, and if that works it will free up my USB so that I can put windows 7 on it, and try to get that working...

    Excuse my ignorance, what is VM?

    EDIT: I googled it. It's "Virtual Machine", yes?

    I'll be honest, I have little to no idea what that means...

    It is basically running another OS within a primary OS. In your case it would be running 7 or XP within Linux. You would have both systems working on your machine. There is different VM software to accomplish this.

    Sneaky, sneaky on the border thing. You hiding something buddy?
    Oooh I get it... Well, I like things "clean", that sounds a bit cluttered.. Besides, I have no reason to do that. One OS is enough for my needs... But thank you for the explanation, I keep getting educated around mhya

    Whaaaaat? Meee? Hide something? Naaaah


    I just like my privacy... I don't bother anybody, why would I allow someone else to bother me? However, I cannot prevent the authorities from bothering me, so I can at least protect my privacy from those who would invade it
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  10. #80


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Your previous posts said you were on 66% so an improvement (hopefully).

    You'll get there certainly with your clear perseverance

    You never know you might like Mint and not even install Windows.
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