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help my laptops running windows vista
« on: July 09, 2012, 11:02:23 am »
hie all i have just receved a laptop its a acer aspire 3100 the version of windows is windows vista home basic i think and i would reely like a version of linux on it but the person who the laptop came from didant no haw to install the os correctly and naw i only have usb becouse its not picking up my disk drive

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Re: help my laptops running windows vista
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 12:30:03 pm »
Have you got a Linux LiveCD ?

Which Linux distribution are you trying to install (Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, etc.) ?

What is the intended result .. to replace Vista, or a dual boot system ?
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Re: help my laptops running windows vista
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 12:30:03 pm »

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Re: help my laptops running windows vista
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 06:03:59 pm »
Could you give us some specs?

Also, could you please try to use correct English. It makes it easier for readers who don't speak English too well.
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Re: help my laptops running windows vista
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 04:10:06 pm »
if i was you mate id download unetbootin  and the linux of your choice (linuxmint  zorin  ubuntu are good for new linux users )

make sure your laptop can boot from usb (f2 or f10 from startup)
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Re: help my laptops running windows vista
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 04:12:42 pm »
if you need more help post spec of the hardware and what knowhow you have (with bios etc)
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Re: help my laptops running windows vista
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 04:12:42 pm »

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Re: help my laptops running windows vista
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 04:55:53 pm »
this quiz may help you choose a linux distro


http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/
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