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Install Linux Mint on Your Windows Computer or Netbook

Linux Mint
Linux Mint is an increasingly popular distribution of Linux, and many users have found it more user friendly and convenient than other versions.  Mint is based on Ubuntu, and as such includes an excellent installer that lets you install it directly from Windows.  You install it just like a standard Windows program, and can uninstall it from Command Prompt.  The installer is only available in a ISO disk image file, though, so it can still be difficult to install on a computer without a CD/DVD drive such as a netbook.  But, with a little trick, you can use the Windows installer for Mint on any PC, no DVD drive required!
Setup Virtual CloneDrive
Linux Mint is only available as an ISO file, so we’re going to mount the ISO file in a virtual CD Drive.  We recommend Virtual CloneDrive for this, so if you don’t already have it installed, download it (link below) and install as usual.
You may be prompted to install drivers during the Virtual CloneDrive setup; click Install to complete the installation.
For more information about Virtual CloneDrive, check out our article on Mounting an ISO image in Windows 7 or Vista.
Install Linux Mint in Windows with Mint4Win
Now download the latest version of Linux Mint from the link below. 

Choose a download mirror near your location, and save the ISO file to your computer.

Once the download is finished, right-click on the ISO and select Mount (Virtual CloneDrive).
Now, browse to Computer, and open the virtual DVD.

Run the mint4win program located in the CD image.

In Windows 7, this installer worked fine, but in one test on a Vista system we received the error message below.  If you see this, simply click Continue as the installer still worked fine.

When the installer opens, click Install inside Windows.
Please note: DO NOT click Demo and full installation, as this will not work correctly if the CD is simply a mounted ISO file.

Select where you’d like to install Linux Mint, your preferred language, username, and password, and the Installation size you want. 
Note: that Linux Mint is installing as a normal Windows application, so it will not overwrite any of your files.  Click Install when everything’s entered.

Linux Mint will now be extracted from your disk image and setup on your computer.  This may take a few minutes depending on your computer’s speed.

When the install is finished, you’ll be asked to reboot your computer.  Save any work you have open, and select Reboot now.

Finishing Linux Mint Setup
When your computer reboots, you’ll notice a new screen showing options for Windows and Linux Mint.  Windows will load by default, but to finish setting up Linux Mint, press the down arrow on your keyboard and select Linux Mint.  Press the Enter key to continue.

Linux Mint will detect your hardware and set it up.

It will then finish installing the OS and setting everything up.  This took about 15 minutes in our test.  Once it’s finished, your computer will automatically reboot; remember to select Linux Mint at the boot screen again.

Done !!!


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