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So I have already dual booted my HP laptop with windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 and I wanting to take Ubuntu 13.04 off and replace it with mint.

My problem is I'm worried if I delete the Ubuntu partition it will delete Grub making it so I can't boor windows.

I was thinking I could delete the Ubuntu partition. Then boot mint from a USB drive and install mint and grub at the same time.

Would this work or do I need to fix the windows 7 MBR first?

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closed as off-topic by Avinash Raj, Florian Diesch, karel, Amith KK, Jorge Castro Feb 28 '14 at 18:47

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@Close voter(s): This is on-topic since this is not specific to 13.04 and is about Ubuntu. –  i08in Feb 27 '14 at 17:37
@Jobin is not because is 13.04... read the close reason –  Braiam Feb 28 '14 at 22:11

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You can delete the ext4 partitions of Ubuntu while partitioning the disk for installating Mint. You don't need to delete the partitions before you start installing Mint.

Also, you don't need to delete the swap partition, if you created one, you can just use it as it is for Mint.

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Thanks! I was able to replace Ubuntu with mint. –  user239415 Feb 28 '14 at 0:47

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