Bought a two year old Lonovo laptop off Gumtree, just after xmas. for a £100.00
It’s running win 7 64bit and has 250 gig hd and 4 gig of ram.
My intentions were to zap win 7 and put one of the mints on.
With not using windows for so long, it was a eye opener how complicated it is to use, I’d forgotten about the security aspect, which is a nightmare, having to put anti virus on etc.
anyway, my wife wants me to keep win 7 on because she uses it at work and when she has to do any work at home , she finds it easier than using libre office, so it looks like I will duel boot, which leads me to question 1.
On the hard drive there is a hidden 30 gig section with the recovery/restore (yes 30 gig)
when i install say peppermint along side win 7, on say 100 gig partition, will the recovery section still be there, if I cock things up? on the windows partition,
Sorry if this is partially a windows question, but I know how much you secretly love it
Q 2 is a windows question, sorry,
almost everyone says drivers are better in windows but I cant get the correct drivers to work for my touchpad, I downloaded the correct one but there is no scroll function and it will not let me install a different driver,
Its not the touchpad because when I try testing different live distros, I can get it to work no probs.
This question is not important as I dont think I’ll be using the win 7, but I’m just curious.
look forward to any answers and then will install one of the mints, I’m sure I’ll have more questions.
thinking about it, I’m not bothered about the recovery bit, if I lose windows, so what, its only there for the wife ;D
So, when I’ve installed before, with either mint and peppermint,
I ran a live usb, let it load,
then clicked on install,
it asks whether I want to install alongside say windows, or do a complete install.
So do i just click the install alongside windows and choose the partition size, then follow the install instructions,
not touching grub or boot loader (which I know nothing about)