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Windows 7: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

27 Jan 2016   #140
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well the thing about the VM ware tools option is seen mainly when first getting any VM set up and that option will appear with a button along with message asking it you want to install right away and simply click the install tools button. There's not any manual text option at least on the Windows flavor of VM ware simply the option on the VM window at the bottom right side.

It won't hurt to get basically some familiarity with the Bash commands even you are not looking to run any distro as your main OS on an older machine turned into Linux box as many have already done. The newer they get however the further away from entering manual commands you get as has already been seen over the years with Windows.

Also you will be finding that just about everything is now leaning towards touchscreen in even the open source community as the latest basic $35 cell phone is now touchscreen only! No more buttons to push on those even.

Meanwhile here's a look at the 17.2 release of LMDE or Linux Mint Debian Edition. Put Teamviewer on the VM as well as the physical Windows installs and have tested connecting remotely from VMs!You will notice the prompt there about hardware rendering not being available since that is on a VM.




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27 Jan 2016   #141
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Colin yes mate I am fairly disillusioned with Windows right now and I did see a that terminal thing had to be used a bit but no matter and thanks for the heads up. The only thing I find a little difficult is that the Linux forum is very slow and unlike an email for Windows forum replies one doesn't get one.

Night Hawk mate attached is a [ic of that screen res.


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27 Jan 2016   #142
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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27 Jan 2016   #143
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Wolfgang I am going to keep all the links in a doc so I can access them easy.
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27 Jan 2016   #144
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

But don't forget to read them, LOL.
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27 Jan 2016   #145
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
But don't forget to read them, LOL.
You are ahead of me as usual time is my problem not enough hours in the day..

I meant to ask Colin too I am setting up the VM in my Windows 7 machine so once I get that resolution right that bash list that still applies in that instance?
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27 Jan 2016   #146
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Are you trying to run the distro on a machine with a 24" display? Your specs show one pc with a larger lcd which is where that type of problem would likely be seen! Here I have live boots with the previously years back 17" and then onto the 19" and 20" screens and the live display always fills the screen. The other image was that of LMDE on a VM with the borders you can manually drag to expand like with any typical explorer window when not having the window maximized.
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27 Jan 2016   #147
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes mate the installed laptop has full screen for the Mint the pic is of what I see on a 27" monitor hooked to my main laptop in VM ware mode.

Now if you are wondering the main laptop has full HD @ 1920x1080 so naturally I thought it would display as it does and other program I might have open, and I have the monitor hooked up via HDMI.
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28 Jan 2016   #148
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

From what I have found over the years the live boot should see about 1024x786 while the custom install seemed to automatically pick up on the 1440x900 with the 19" and close to that on the 20" desktop displays here. A live dvd would always see full screen on any laptop using it's own screen.

Haven't attempted connecting the 24" led tv up by HDMI as of yet to test the old laptop to see it needs to see the cmos cleared and when the display either went entirely or somehow got switched to the external unfortunately vga while it still has the HDMI option as well. With the original presently out first assuming the drive had gone until nothing all would come up onscreen A live boot would be the item when getting around to that.
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28 Jan 2016   #149
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes the Toshiba install res is the 1366x768 full screen it is just the VM ware set up that seems not to want to go full screen but I shall have a fiddle with it when I can.
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