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I have system with XP installed first, followed by Mint 12 and then Ubuntu 12.04. I now wish to remove Win XP and install Win 7 in the Win XP partition. How do I go about this?

Thanks for any help in the matter.

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First of all we need to know if you have separate partitions or drives for each of the operating systems. –  dhojgaard Dec 11 '12 at 13:38
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So at the moment you have a triple boot system? –  To Do Dec 11 '12 at 15:17
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Assuming you havent used wubi to install mint and Ubuntu.

Install Win7 over XP partition.

Then restore grub by booting from a live cd like so:

--> Mount the linux partition ( Mint or Ubuntu . Both are fine)

-->sudo grub-install --boot-directory=path-to-the-mounted-partition /dev/sdX

(X = a, b or c depending on the name of the device . If you dont know it, then do ls /dev/sd*)

-->sudo update-grub2

Reboot.

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