How to install Linux Mint on your XP PC

Like what you’ve seen so far? Then you’re ready to install Mint. First, make a complete backup of your XP system. Installing Linux in the way I’m going to describe shouldn’t hurt your XP setup in the least, but why take any chances?

Next make sure your PC is connected to power—you do not want to run out of battery power during an operating system install!–and that you have an Internet connection and at least 7.8GBs of free drive space.

That done, reboot into Linux again. Once you have the Mint display up, one of your icon choices on the left will be to install Mint. Double-click it and you’ll be on your way.