I have long desired to migrate from Windows 10 to Linux Mint, out of concern for my privacy and other unsolicited Internet usage (my ISP does not care for Windows' torrent update system) in the newest version of Windows. I have continued to use my older Windows 7 lap-top for some time, yet as it degenerates and components fail, I find my need to migrate more pressing.
My Windows 10 lap-top has the ISO to Linux Mint (MATE) installed, as well as Virtual Clone Drive, for the computer has no physical CD-ROM drive. I have confirmed its integrity and when mounted appears as a DVD would, in E:/. I keep the lap-top in aeroplane mode to avoid it doing anything stupid to provoke my provider. I could already disable the Secure Boot feature, happily enough.
My primary guide appears rather straightforward, yet I have one question: how should I then remove Windows 10 entirely from the system? Can I do so safely after Linux Mint installs? I ask this for the end of the article indicates that Linux Mint would remain a programme that could be removed within Windows. Would it thus be appropriate to install Mint through some other method than a virtual disc? Emulating Linux does not suffice for me; I must replace Windows utterly.