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Windows 7: want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

30 May 2012   #11
saul1991

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you Dual Boot it's best to install to separate HD's booted only via the BIOS, if possible.

Otherwise follow these steps to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7.

GRUB boot loader can corrupt Win7 beyond repair when on the same HD. So save the image backup first. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
thanks man im about to read the backup and dual boot thread you posted


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30 May 2012   #12
saul1991

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hard Disk Drives ... (not partitions).

Do you know how many you have ?

Before going to do anything, let us know your something more. Is there a recovery partition in your computer ?
i dont know sorry im not that good with computers im trying to soak up as much info before i do it.im going to burn the iso like anaother memeber suggested and try it out and see if i like it i just dont want to mess up the computer and have to do a factory reset again lol.
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30 May 2012   #13
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saul1991 View Post
i dont know sorry im not that good with computers im trying to soak up as much info before i do it.
In that situation I would suggest you exactly what WHS suggested, download and install VirtualBox, and install Linus in it.
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30 May 2012   #14
kado897

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Both Ubuntu and Linux Mint run well in VirtualBox and you won't bork your system.

Ubuntu.

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Linux Mint.

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30 May 2012   #15
saul1991

 
 

Thanks guys I tried running it through a USB ISO but it didn't work but I need some more help. I called Norton cause I was having issues and some Indian Guy picked up told me to go to ammyy.com so I did and I asked him why he said he was going to remotley control the PC so I said ok last time I called Norton did they the same thing but they used another app and this Guy wanted to use ammyy so that got my guard up and after the program started he said click on the option that would always let him access my computer with out permission . I didn't click it so after the computer connected to his I asked him what he was doing he said he needed to check some registry files I was like NA NA you ain't going to do that so I exited the ammyy app and asked him to end the connection and he said ok and he hunged up. So I read there's people that use this program to get your info. I'm in safe?? We were only connected for like 3 minutes tops.... I did a system restore....
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30 May 2012   #16
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saul1991 View Post
I called Norton
Any particular reason you are using Norton?

Even if you had a good reason, I would be highly suspicious of relying on any of their technical support that permitted remote access.
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30 May 2012   #17
saul1991

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saul1991 View Post
I called Norton
Any particular reason you are using Norton?

Even if you had a good reason, I would be highly suspicious of relying on any of their technical support that permitted remote access.
my father bought a yr subcription so im stuck with it. yeah i know it sucks i had a hapilli virus didnt detected once then i downloaded malwarebytes it detected it and removed it i use both norton and malware. ive called their support before and they always download and install it for us remotely from their computers then they end the connection.
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30 May 2012   #18
SIW2

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I have mint12 installed on another partition - same HD as win 7. It works great.

You can backup your linux partition as an image - paragon will do it exactly the same way you back up and restore images of your windows partitions.
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30 May 2012   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saul1991 View Post
I called Norton
Any particular reason you are using Norton?

Even if you had a good reason, I would be highly suspicious of relying on any of their technical support that permitted remote access.
I use Norton NIS 2012 and supplement it with free Malwarebytes. Also, I have allowed Norton technical support rare access to my computer and watched like a hawk what they were doing. I then knew how to do it myself. Once their connection program was terminated that's it unless they left some sort of Trojan but any anti Malware software could do that.
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