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

08 Apr 2014   #60
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Thanks whs


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28 May 2015   #61
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is the part in red a typo? I guess it should be "Mint Mate 14 which is the version used in the tutorial"? As it is, causes brain melt , since it states the latest is Mint Mate 17 in the next sentence.

Another typo, should be "have".

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2. Preparation and Requirements

We will use Mint Mate 14 which is the latest version and can be download from here. The download will take some time because it is 966MB large. And if you want the latest Mint Mate 17, it can be downloaded from here. The characteristics are the same as for Mint Mate 14.

Note: I haven noticed that not all download sites give you the same edition. In fact the downloads from some sites don't work as described. I suggest you use the James Madison Univerity site because that one I know works correctly.
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28 May 2015   #62
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep 17.1 to be exact is the current version of mint
It's really pretty good
Try it
Zorin is closer to windows 7 though but not as powerful,
Zorin OS - Home
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28 May 2015   #63
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

All downloaded already, but haven't tried yet. I need to set the VirtualBox/VirtualPC whichever is better. I will go to the appropriate forums when that time comes.

I got this - zorin-os-9.1-core-64 - is this one a Live CD as well or need some special download?
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28 May 2015   #64
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I don't know either will do Zorin would be great in a v-m
I believe the live disk/ flash drive one would be better as the mint 17.1 version it's more powerful so I've been told by whs the original
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29 May 2015   #65
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Last week I finally installed Mint on an ancient Win-XP Acer laptop (1GB RAM, 2003 vintage).
- Dumped XP for Linux Mint OS only.
- my first OS install in my life. Was dead easy
- a bit slow to boot but I have only discovered it boots using the HDD by default, can be tweaked to speed up boot
- Acer was a horror machine with XP, so I suspect better hardware would be an improvement for Mint/Linux

Before that while Mint was on thumb-drive was very easy to access WinXP Windows Explorer and all files from Win-XP OS
- thumb drive is now a very handy tool if I have problems with other PCs.
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29 May 2015   #66
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Mint 14 was the latest at the time when I wrote the tutorial originally. Currently it is Mint 17.1.

Zorin is a good alternative but has less function than Mint. On the other hand it is nearly complete out of the box and Windows users are not alienated.
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29 May 2015   #67
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Mint 14 was the latest at the time when I wrote the tutorial originally. Currently it is Mint 17.1.

Zorin is a good alternative but has less function than Mint. On the other hand it is nearly complete out of the box and Windows users are not alienated.
Thanks Wolfgang for the update

I am still playing with Mint when time permits. The 12 year old Acer leaves a lot to be desired, but it is a good experimental machine while I learn.
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29 May 2015   #68
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I need to get off my duff and actually try Zorin soon
I was waiting to get my new system up and running and install it there in v-m since it's a pain on this system to do a v-m

If evga ever releases some new cards is what the hold up is now
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16 Aug 2015   #69
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Good to see your piece. Thanks for providing this to forum. I have the situation. You can review my posted thread. My laptop is Lenovo Z580

Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?


I am looking your approach to backup my files. Here are some questions, I have . I need your guidance.

How do I able to backup OEM Hidden partition using Mint?

I have three(3) user logins in this laptop such as Admin, Local user1, Local user 2.

What are the additional steps required to preserve the data within these logins/users?

I have installed various tools/software in this laptop.

Will I able to restore (bring back) all installed items (Software/tools/Registry entries etc) during this process?

My HDD capacity is 750 GB. What kind of media to use for backing up my data using Mint?

Will Read/write CD work?

How do I restore back after setting to factory default?

How do I bring back all the windows 7 updates todate?


Thanks for helping.
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