Grumpy Old Git.
- Dec 6, 2013
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- York, North Yorkshire
I am thinking that maybe I should simply have your disc, blow MS off the computer, then I'll have 1 TB of drive to partition and use. Many people have told me Linux uses a tenth of MS, so the will be less than 10% instead of 80%? And I won't need to buy another computer.
I'LL put all my files onto the plug-in drive first....
A bad idea?
Ken, You are welcome to have an already burnt CD, just PM me your addy.
When you have backed up your files, before you do anything else, test them and make sure that they have been written properly ! Msux has a habit of making things difficult. The number of times that I've used MS utilities to backup peoples files and have had blank discs, corrupted ones or only half of the files that should be there. Once they have been overwritten they are gone forever !!!
Don't bother with backing up MS's own files, but do bear in mind that Wins will put your files in all sorts of places that you don't expect. So explore your file system thoroughly, then you don't miss anything.
So don't bother wiping Wins off, when you install Q4OS it will ask you if you want to use all or part of your HDD.
Now when you get the bootable CD wait and use it till you get to understand things and become comfortable with it. I will give you an Email address that you can use to contact me and there is always this forum.