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Old December 27th, 2016, 11:01 PM
littlebadboy littlebadboy is offline
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how to install linux on an old Dell Inspiron 9200 desktop?

Hello everyone!

I was about to sell our old desktop (was selling it for just $20). But, my son accidentally deleted some user files. In the process, it would not accept our passwords anymore. It used to be running Windows 10. Since it is useless now, I was thinking of formatting the drive clean and install Linux just for fun.

I haven't tried this before. May I ask for your directions how to?

Thank you!
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Old December 27th, 2016, 11:45 PM
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based on your other post from February, I thought you already installed linux?

anyway since it is an older computer and linux mint has updated since you originally asked, I would suggest using lubuntu. see the following

http://lubuntu.net/
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Old December 28th, 2016, 03:19 PM
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based on your other post from February, I thought you already installed linux?

anyway since it is an older computer and linux mint has updated since you originally asked, I would suggest using lubuntu. see the following

http://lubuntu.net/
Sir, I was not able to do install linux back then because the unit was entitled to a free Win 10 upgrade. It worked fine on it except for chappy video streaming.

When we were about to sell the desktop yesterday, my son accidentally deleted his profile file and the machine wouldn't accept our passwords anymore. So I thought of installing linux instead now. The person just wants it for browsing in his garage being a mechanic. I thought linux should do.

I found my Win 7 installer. So now, I'm thinking of installing 2 OS, Win 7 and linux. Can I do that?
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