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 Post subject: Re: How to install PM4 alongside Windows7 without USB or CD/
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:35 pm 
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I'd go along with that .. if this is just about showing them Peppermint, running Peppermint in a virtualbox VM is pretty risk free and should run nearly as fast as a proper install on a Core i5 :)
(the only downside is you can't boot directly into Peppermint .. an upside is it's easily removed if they don't like it)

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 Post subject: Re: How to install PM4 alongside Windows7 without USB or CD/
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:32 pm 
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Hrm...

This HOWTO might help you disable your password: "...procedure for clearing passwords..."

Here's a grainy video of the procedure on a similar machine: Disable BIOS password on a Dell desktop

I don't know how you would recover the original password -- maybe a pistol and a rubber hose... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: How to install PM4 alongside Windows7 without USB or CD/
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:01 pm 
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I repeat .. I wouldn't mess with a BIOS password unless the owner has lost it, and as a last resort .. and certainly not unless the owner understood the risk and OK'd it ;)

Messing with the BIOS could end with a nice and shiny i5 door stop.

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