Installing Manjaro by overwrittng Windows


Can I install Manjaro on the hard disk partion on which my current windows7 located (local disk:C) by overwritting windows. I only want to delete windows files but not the files on other drives.
How much space would be needed for Manjaro to run flawlessly.


First of all backup all data before trying linux. better safe than sorry.
and yes, just format the windows partition as ext 4 and follow the step by step to installation guide and you will be good. Is this you first linux? then kindly start with some easy distro like ubuntu, linux mint, solus.


Now, that’s the kinda challenge I like! :smiley:


  1. Yes.
  2. Give yourself at least 20 GB room to play with as a starting point until you get used to Manjaro. But as @Alpha states, the installation guide in the Manjaro Wiki is your new best friend. :smiley:

Welcome to Manjaro Linux! :smiley:



Also the User Guide PDF that’s on the live environment’s desktop… :wink:


Okay, okay. You win today’s Captain Obvious badge. :wink: :smiley:


My plan was to install Manjaro on my laptop and keep the windows recovery partition intact just in case.
Well, I broke something there so my whole SSD is now Manjaro.
Needless to say, the moral of the story is back up anything that is important to you in windows before installing! :wink: