This will be the most important Tutorial in the series, and the one where you will need to give careful consideration to the way you want to install Linux Mint. In order to make this as simple as possible, I have divided the install process into several parts, as follows:
Linux Tutorial: 4A. Starting steps common to all
Linux Tutorial: 4B. Installing Linux Mint on a single drive system where there is either no OS, or you will delete the current OS.
Linux Tutorial: 4C.Installing Linux Mint on a single drive system where the current OS is saved, and the system will be multi-boot with both Linux Mint and the saved OS.
Linux Tutorial: 4D. Installing Linux Mint on a multi-drive system where the current OS is saved, OR where Linux Mint will be installed to an external USB drive, and the system will be multi-boot with both Linux Mint and the saved OS.
Linux Tutorial: 4E. Ending steps common to all
I will be posting the five topics shortly over the next few days. I suggest you read all five of them carefully, ask any questions in a new topic, before choosing your install location and how you will partition your drive(s). If you are unsure whether you want to keep your current OS or not, please use either 4C or 4D. You can always delete your old OS later on, if you wish.