What is the best way to switch from Windows XP to Ubuntu?

Myke46 September 16, 2010

I want to switch from Windows XP Pro to Ubuntu using a factory live CD. Is there a certain way to re-enter the files and settings into Ubuntu? How much stuff is unnecessary?

  1. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Do you mean that you want to remove windows xp and to instal ubuntu.or you want to add your ubuntu cd in the drive and boot on it?you can use UNetbootinhttp://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

    installing ubuntu

    • Myke46
      September 18, 2010 at 12:24 am

      Sorry,I should have been more specific.I want to uninstall XP Pro(Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop) and replace it with Ubuntu 10.40 LTS Desktop Edition wich the nice folks over at Canonical Ltd. were kind enough to send me.I am vaguely familiar with Windows-to-Windows process,but have just recently started playing around with Linux(via the Multiboot tool from Linux Pen Drives).I need to find out how to make the switch and retain the personal files & settings and which apps are compatible.Thank You and anyone else who can help.

    • Myke46
      September 18, 2010 at 12:39 am

      Me again,if I had not jumped the gun,I would have realized that You solved my problem with psychocats.Once again the Makeuseof community came through with intelligent,pertinent information for this geek-in-the making.Hats off to EVERYONE who takes time out of their busy day to help out not so perfect strangers.Thanks to You hal14,and all who have replied to my questions in the past.

      • Aibek
        September 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

        Hi Myke,

        Glad you found the answers helpful. If you need any assistance in the
        future please don't hesitate to ask.