Can't Load Puppy On Windows 8.1?

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  1. ainteinstein

    ainteinstein Member

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    I am really really new to Linux, so I was looking for a good distro to get my feet wet. Read up on Puppy, yup looked good because my other 'puter is XP with 624 mb of ram, yeah I know, real power house, there. Got usb stick, ready to go live and Puppy only goes to Window 7? Please advise, now I am really confused! Thank-you!

  2. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Um. You mention Windows 8.1 in the title but XP and 7 in the description?

    What exactly are you trying to do?
  3. ainteinstein

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    Have two computers, want to try Puppy Live on the 8.1. then eventually put Puppy on the XP. Sorry about that! The 7 comes into play because when I read the fine print, to go live to try out Puppy, it stopped at Windows 7. Please excuse me, but my brain is Linux saturated and I am all over because there are just too many choices.
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  4. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Do you mean install Puppy on the XP computer and delete XP?

    If you are using a USB-drive, once Puppy is installed on the USB-drive, boot off of the drive when in the BIOS.
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  5. ainteinstein

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    No, I do not want to delete XP, yet. Let me try to explain what I would like to do. I would like to try Puppy Live on 8.1 Windows computer to get the feel of the o/s. Right now, I don't want to mess too much with the XP because of what is on the system and is still needed. The 8.1 Win computer, I can mess with to my heart's content nothing on it of importance, including Windows :). When I went to, there are two sites, to start the download on the usb stick, Windows only went up to 7, hence my question, Am I able to try Puppy Live on a Win 8.1 computer? I do apologize for all the confusion, should not ask questions past one's bedtime.
  6. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Yes, Puppy Linux should still be able to run on the same hardware. Just boot off of the USB-drive and Puppy Linux should work.
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  7. ainteinstein

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    Thank-you! Shall let you know how it goes.
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    atanere New Member

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    If the USB doesn't boot on your Windows 8.1 computer, you may need to go into your BIOS setup and disable UEFI and Secure Boot.
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  9. ainteinstein

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    Thank-you, atanere, I did read about that possible issue.Unfortunately, or fortunately, I got side tracked, again, this time reading about Fatdog64. I am quickly coming to the conclusion that the hardest thing about Linux is choosing which one to try!
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    Dude...LiLi USB Live creator will let you virtualize is off your USB Thumb drive or USB Harddrive. Go here---> linux live usb d o t c o m (URL) dude!!
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    Thanks Dr Pooh, I got both Pendrive and Lili downloaded.

    But I have to be the dumb dumb dumb bunny on this, How do I download Fatdog 64 so that I can make the boot Usb? I know, as my son would say, it is past my bedtime, and that is why I can not see this, but any direction would be greatly appreciated!
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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  13. ainteinstein

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    Thank-you ever so much, ryanvade! Please bear with me, I am quite new at this and get lost in my bookmarks. But I don't mind having visions of distros dancing in my brain, I just need to organize them better.
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