Checksum on Windows

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Following the Linux Mint security breach on Saturday, I was worried the XCFE 64bit ISO had also been compromised.

Windows has a checksum utility pre-installed, so I was able to check the ISO’s MD5 hash without thirdparty utilities.  In the command line:
CertUtil -hashfile [pathOfFileToCheck] [HashAlgorithm]

eg: CertUtil -hashfile C:\TEMP\MyDataFile.img MD5

Credit to Laisvis Lingvevicius on that!

I checked the hashes against:  http://ftp.belnet.be/linuxmint.com/iso/stable/17.3/md5sum.txt .

Hope Mint is fun, as I’d gotten good use out of Lubuntu.

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