Install Linux Mint instead of, or besides Windows 8

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Borje

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I have just bought a new laptop Samsung 300E with Windows 8 installed. As I hate Windows I wanted to get rid of it and install Linux Mint 14 via CD as I have done earlier with other older windows computers. But every try to install Linux fails, as Windows always starts instead of the CD image. I have changed the boot preference to CD, but it doesn't help. How can I get rid of that pesky Windows or at least be able to have Linux as alternative by booting?

Borje
 


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jerz4lunch

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If you haven't already overwritten Windows 8(.1), hold down Windows(the Super Key), and press c on the keyboard. Click on the bottom-most icon (that looks like a gear). Click the button labeled "Power", and while holding down either Shift key, click restart.

Search Google, StartPage, etc. for How to Boot and Install Linux on a UEFI PC With Secure Boot and open the How-To-Geek article with the same name.
 
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ryanvade

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If you haven't already overwritten Windows 8(.1), hold down Windows(the Super Key), and press c on the keyboard. Click on the bottom-most icon (that looks like a gear). Click the button labeled "Power", and while holding down either Shift key, click restart.

Search Google, StartPage, etc. for How to Boot and Install Linux on a UEFI PC With Secure Boot and open the How-To-Geek article with the same name.
http://www.howtogeek.com/175641/how-to-boot-and-install-linux-on-a-uefi-pc-with-secure-boot/

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