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Help, my computer is rebelling
09-13-2015, 05:41 PM #31
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I'll try hitmanpro...I think I tried ADW cleaner too but uninstalled it for some reason.

Why am I afraid to abandon MS Windows?
09-13-2015, 05:50 PM #32
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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A lot of people are, but it's really unfounded. People fear change, it's natural. Linux mint comes as an ISO file, burn it to a CD or install via USB stick using the method in this video.

Should take around 15 - 20 min.
You'll have to set up your BIOS to boot from the stick or disk. At startup press DEL repeatedly to enter BIOS.
in the boot order select the USB drive, or disk you made as your 1st boot option.
Press F10 to save your selection and exit.
It should boot from the disk or thumb drive.
The Mint installer does the rest.

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09-13-2015, 06:00 PM #33
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I have a suspicion that I don't have an Admin password on my computer, or would I just hit the 'cancel' button?
09-13-2015, 06:16 PM #34
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Admin? for what? Linux install or Windows? If Windows has no admin PW just hit continue.

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09-13-2015, 06:22 PM #35
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Remember, after downloading the Linux Mint "iso" file. you will burn it to a DVD.

When making the disc, be sure to make it BOOTABLE. (Do not just copy the iso file to the DVD the same way you rip music files.) There will be a prominent option in your burner program to do this.
09-13-2015, 06:38 PM #36
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-13-2015, 06:16 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Admin? for what? Linux install or Windows? If Windows has no admin PW just hit continue.

Admin password for Linux, when I do not have one for Windows...OK just hit continue.
09-13-2015, 06:40 PM #37
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-13-2015, 06:22 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  Remember, after downloading the Linux Mint "iso" file. you will burn it to a DVD.

When making the disc, be sure to make it BOOTABLE. (Do not just copy the iso file to the DVD the same way you rip music files.) There will be a prominent option in your burner program to do this.

Thanks Daj, I'll remember that when and if I switch over. Right now I don't have any writable disks, my son took them all and didn't replace them. vic.gif

Why would Hitmanpro consider Adobe Flash Player as riskware, as a threat?
09-13-2015, 07:26 PM #38
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Flash player is a risk. It's being phased out and replaced with HTML5. At any rate, go here... http://www.macromedia.com/support/docume...ger02.html

Go through the flash settings manager.

Global Privacy Settings panel>Camera & Microphone>Always Deny

Global Storage Settings panel>Uncheck allow 3rd parties to store flash data on your computer. Allow store common components, slide the data slider to 10kb

Global Security Settings panel>Delete all websites that have crap stored on your computer. Change it to Always ask.

Website Storage Settings panel>Delete all websites that have crap stored on your computer. Change it to none, check never ask again.

That should take care of most security problems.

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09-13-2015, 08:22 PM #39
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are you on wifi?

is it disconnection or slow...
09-13-2015, 08:23 PM #40
BS Incognito Anonymous
 
(09-13-2015, 07:26 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Flash player is a risk. It's being phased out and replaced with HTML5. At any rate, go here... http://www.macromedia.com/support/docume...ger02.html

Go through the flash settings manager.

Global Privacy Settings panel>Camera & Microphone>Always Deny

Global Storage Settings panel>Uncheck allow 3rd parties to store flash data on your computer. Allow store common components, slide the data slider to 10kb

Global Security Settings panel>Delete all websites that have crap stored on your computer. Change it to Always ask.

Website Storage Settings panel>Delete all websites that have crap stored on your computer. Change it to none, check never ask again.

That should take care of most security problems.

are you a google rep?
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09-13-2015, 08:24 PM #41
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(09-13-2015, 06:38 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(09-13-2015, 06:16 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Admin? for what? Linux install or Windows? If Windows has no admin PW just hit continue.

Admin password for Linux, when I do not have one for Windows...OK just hit continue.

i´d back up my files before attempting dual boot if i were you.
09-13-2015, 08:36 PM #42
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(09-13-2015, 08:23 PM)BS Wrote:  
(09-13-2015, 07:26 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Flash player is a risk. It's being phased out and replaced with HTML5. At any rate, go here... http://www.macromedia.com/support/docume...ger02.html

Go through the flash settings manager.

Global Privacy Settings panel>Camera & Microphone>Always Deny

Global Storage Settings panel>Uncheck allow 3rd parties to store flash data on your computer. Allow store common components, slide the data slider to 10kb

Global Security Settings panel>Delete all websites that have crap stored on your computer. Change it to Always ask.

Website Storage Settings panel>Delete all websites that have crap stored on your computer. Change it to none, check never ask again.

That should take care of most security problems.

are you a google rep?

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09-13-2015, 08:53 PM #43
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what computer isit? what windows?

is it secure boot?

can you access bios/uefi?
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09-13-2015, 09:00 PM #44
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(09-13-2015, 08:24 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(09-13-2015, 06:38 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(09-13-2015, 06:16 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Admin? for what? Linux install or Windows? If Windows has no admin PW just hit continue.

Admin password for Linux, when I do not have one for Windows...OK just hit continue.

i´d back up my files before attempting dual boot if i were you.



09-14-2015, 04:27 AM #45
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
(09-13-2015, 08:22 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  are you on wifi?

is it disconnection or slow...

Yes, I am on wifi and it is slow and, yes, when I am gaming there is constant disconnect from the server, or so it reads.



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