Purshu_Pro

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Fine then i will try and let u know later today. now i have to go to sleep.
 
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@KaptainBug : the options you talk in Mint is flawed and will screw the computer, it is why i always do my 3 partitions manually.
 
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i had the same issue when i first installed Mint, after some reading on their forum , they suggested to beginners to not use this feature if dual-booting .

btw, i learnt more of Gparted by doing all manually.
 

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do you have a second machine? if yes , try both on it , and then you will know which method will fit you.

if no , just backup your datas and try any of the method, if it fails just reinstall Windows and then try the other.
 

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Nope I dont have another machine, i would like to take risks, but i dont have an ext harddrive to backup by data. So i wont do any more experiments as u all are not sure of whats goinghappen.:cool:

Any way thanks for all of u for ur valuable time in helping me learn new stuff.:)
 

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the problem is we are not in front of your computer :D

if you have a cloud account, you can upload the most important files
 
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@Umbra Polaris , I meet a trouble after install Linux Mint (now I have a dual boot with Win8)
After I configured BIOS to let USB as the first boot, if I login in Win8, and delete the Linux partition, I would receive a message: No partition.... and cannot boot to Win8.
Then I reinstalled Linux Mint, I'm able to boot to Win8 and check bcdedit that Win8 is currently the default OS. But when booting from BIOS, Linux is the default OS.
If I delete the Linux partition, I will meet the mentioned message. So how can I configure BIOS to let Win8 as the default?
Sorry for my bad English, and I guess you may not get what I'm saying..
Please help me. Thanks in avanced. :)
 

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Can you post a screenshot of your grub? (The linux boot loader)
Normally grub should be the first boot loader then shows and allows you to load "windows boot manager"
 
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your installation is correct so now just enjoy both OS :D

small advice , when you want to shift from one OS to another , don't restart; use shutdown button, if not you may encounter some small issues (drivers that don't load properly, etc...) especially in windows.

i spent 2 days wondering why my earphone doesn't had sound while it was detected by Win8; just to discover i shouldn't restart for switching from Linux to Win8 but shutdown.
 

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Do you have windows already installed in your PC ?
PC's using an UEFI will not show an OS on the system, older PC's don't have this issue. More distros are fixing this as time goes on, so in the mean time users should choose "something else" and set it up manually.