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Want to eliminate Win 10 / Install Ubuntu on laptop

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Barefooten, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Barefooten

    Barefooten New Member

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    Currently, I use 2 offline stand alone towers for all offline activity (mainly .docs / spread sheets / editing music audios & videos...et al) Also, on 1 laptop, I installed Ubuntu fm a flash drive I created. (That has been my Linux noobie practice zone and is piggybacked with a Win 7 O/S.)

    I, also, have a 2nd laptop that came preloaded with Win 10 and have played around with it for 2 years = the first platform since Win 97 that I've truly come to hate and want to completely replace it with a Linux distro. I plan to dedicate that machine to online activity and email correspondence....99% for search functions.

    One day while on my Win 7 laptop, I received a routine request to change my Yahoo password. Upon changing the p/w, I received an error msg stating the "new password cannot be recognized". Repeated attempts on this machine and the 2 stand alone towers = same results. HACKED ! !

    RE: the my other (Win 10) laptop: In the beginning, I was req'd to submit an email addy + password for log in purposes. Cold boots would populate a screen on which the E-address appeared along with the appropriate box awaiting a p/w entry. Upon typing in a p/w on this machine, error msg now says "doesn't recognize this email address".......REALLY, the same one already appearing on the screen after a boot and prior to entering the p/w...??? Dead In The Water - I cannot access that laptop at all. HACKED ! !

    I would like to eliminate Win 10 altogether on that laptop and dedicate it strictly to Linux, completely devoid of anything Windows.

    My question: How can I install Ubuntu onto a machine which I cannot access at all. If I could access, I'd simply follow the install command to erase everything Windows during the Ubuntu install. (All applicable backups were performed long ago.)


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    Also, is there an install disk avail out there containing just 'bare bones' avail, from there I could build?

    Thank You !
     
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