So, my sweet wife decided on a beast of a laptop for the New Year (even though I tried to get her to buy the Dell, she resisted) and settled on a HP Envy laptop.
She agreed to test drive Windows 10 but at the end of the day, she's ready to make the leap, having seen me test drive Linux Mint for the past couple of years and love it.
Please note I'm not here to complain about Win 10 - I'm not a Windows hater, just a Linux Lover.
I'm also not worried about the actual install of Linux Mint (18 / Cinnamon) but rather prepping the laptop to test drive a Live DVD or USB and make sure it will play nice.
Quick look at the specs:
HP Envy 17-ae1xx
Running Win 10 Home / 64 bit
and a ridiculous amount of DDR4
I've gotten into the BIOS but wasn't sure exactly what needed to be Enabled and/or Disabled to make the testing (and hopefully, full install) go easily.
And yes, I've got everything backed up (and working/tested back ups of my back ups) and also plan to create a System Image of Win10 in the event that it all goes sideways and I need to simply reinstall.
So there you go.
Ideas / Suggestions / Comments / Coffee?
Thanks + Happy New Year!