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Install 64 on top of 32 [Solved]
« on: March 25, 2014, 02:24:39 pm »
OK .. here is another.  If I install the 64 bit version  of Peppermint 4 on netbook that already has 32 bit version on it, will I keep my personal settings [panel/Google sync and such]?  Or will all that be put back to a fresh install status too?

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Re: Install 64 on top of 32
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 03:36:44 pm »
Erm, it really depends on the way you install it and if you have a separate /home partition (32/64 bit doesn't really come into it).

If you don't have a separate /home partition, EVERYTHING will be erased.

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Re: Install 64 on top of 32
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 04:29:00 pm »
OK .. thank you .. did the stock install option from the live desktop, with a dual boot install against the Starter Windows 7 on this netbook.

It appears to this novice that is above is the separate/home partition standard, then I am ok?
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Re: Install 64 on top of 32 [Solved perhaps]
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 04:57:44 pm »
If you're asking if a default installation adds a separate /home partition .. NO
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Re: Install 64 on top of 32 [Solved]
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 05:03:06 pm »
OK .. thank you again .. I can now decide wisely.
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Re: Install 64 on top of 32 [Solved]
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 05:07:59 pm »
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