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#1 looped

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 02:16 PM

okay i have win 8 and i wanna install zorin..
dont ask why... i just do.
the question is if i install zorin will it delete my recovery image in the d drive?
i just wanna test out zorin to see if i like it better but  in case i wanna go back to win 8 
will i be able to boot the recovery image in my d drive to install win 8 back?



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 02:44 PM

Do you know the specs on your computer.  They would help.

   Normally I'd say get a live dvd or flash drive.  Then you'd have to reset the bios to boot from whichever and then you can try.  Only with windows 8, I think you have uefi and secure boot.  Some distros (operating systems, like mint, ubuntu, opensuse, and I'm sure there are others) have a key with them so you can do that.  Others, and I know zorin is one, cause I have it, does not.  You can turn off secure boot and change uefi to legacy, and then change back to boot windows.  Also windows has to be ahead of the other  distros to boot.  I think I would recommend getting an iso file of mint and burning it with maybe imgburn, or something else that will burn an iso, and try that to get the feel of it.  Mint and zorin are quite similar, and are both based on ubuntu, tho it has branched a bit since they spun off.  As I said earlier Mint will boot off a dvd or flash drive with windows unhurt.  If you still want zorin, and I'm right on your computer, then you can download it and buy a key to get on, or go to the effort to change back and forth if you still want to. There are some really good tutorials here, and a lot of help can be had with this stuff.  You can download most distros for free to download, but then you need to check the md5sum, or sha whatever to verify it downladed properly.  Good luck, enjoy and welcome here.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 02:47 PM

 

okay i have win 8 and i wanna install zorin..
dont ask why... i just do.

Good for you, Learning something new is always good.

 

 

the question is if i install zorin will it delete my recovery image in the d drive?

Not if you do it right.

 

 

i just wanna test out zorin to see if i like it better but  in case i wanna go back to win 8

There are a few ways to do this without affecting Windows.

 

A few Questions first.

Do you have a USB stick? You can install Zorin to USB.

Do you have an external USB HDD? You can install Zorin to that.

You could install Virtual machine on Windows and then install Zorin.

 

Let me know what you have and we can guide you in this.

 

 

:welcome:  To BC.


Edited by NickAu1, 03 December 2014 - 04:22 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:00 PM

 

 

okay i have win 8 and i wanna install zorin..
dont ask why... i just do.

Good for you, Learning something new is always good.

 

 

the question is if i install zorin will it delete my recovery image in the d drive?

Not if you do it right.

 

 

i just wanna test out zorin to see if i like it better but  in case i wanna go back to win 8

There are a few ways to do this without affecting Windows.

 

A few Questions first.

Do you have a USB stick? You can install Zorin to USB.

Do you have an external USB HDD? You can install Zorin to that.

You could install Virtual machine on Windows and then install Zorin.

 

Let me know what you have and we can guide you in this.

 

THANX YALL for replying so quick

yes i have usb drive
and no external hd
i just dont want to lose my win 8 



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:05 PM

this is what my computer has


Processor AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon™ HD Graphics Manufacturer AMD Speed 3.2 GHz Number of Cores 4 Video Card AMD Radeon HD 7560D Manufacturer ATI Chipset AMD Radeon HD 7560D Dedicated Memory 768 MB Total Memory 4.0 GB Memory 7.4 GB Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit Service Pack 0 Size 64 Bit Edition Basic Display Maximum Resolution 1360 x 768 DVD hp DVD-RAM GHA3N CD hp DVD-RAM GHA3N Drive 1   Size 1.3 TB Free 1.3 TB Drive 2   Size 17.8 GB Free 2.2 GB


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:12 PM

 

yes i have usb drive

Install Zorin to that.

 

Is that a laptop or a desktop?

 

If it's a Desktop my suggestion is that you unplug your Hard Drive before you start anything its safer that way.

 

Also creating a full backup of Windows to external media is a must. I have no idea how to do this with Windows 8, I am sure somebody will jump in here to guide you in this, Or you could start a new thread in the Windows section.


Edited by NickAu1, 03 December 2014 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:14 PM

its a desktop



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:16 PM

Good.

 

Unplug the Hard Drive, Then you can mess around all you like knowing no matter what your Windows installation is safe.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:19 PM

jus unplug it? where  is it.. im so noob at this



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:30 PM

Have you tried it From A Live disk? That where you boot your PC from DVD or CD and try it out without installing anything? Do you have a old spare PC?

 

 

jus unplug it? where  is it.. im so noob at this

Then maybe this step is not for you as it involves opening the PC case.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:35 PM

its open now... my computer needed dust cleaning.. i used pressurized air



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:19 PM

Hi looped, and if no-one else has said it yet

 

:welcome: to BC, and to Linux!

 

I too, run Zorin OS 9 64-bit, alongside Linux Mint 17 Qiana Mate (no Windows).

 

Enjoy

 

:wizardball: Wizard

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:21 PM

First.

Have you tried Zorin from a Live  boot? If no try it out first boot the PC from DVD ( You will need to change the boot order in bios). Booting from a Live Disk First will ensure that there are no issues with your machine running Linux.

 

 

 

Do this at own risk.

 

Carefully unplug the lead from the Hard Drive, You may need to reset the boot order in Bios to boot from cd.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:24 PM

Yes Wiz uses Zorin and will be able to help.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:56 PM

ok i installed to usb flas drive.. when i boot from it it goes into some thing with grub






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