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I installed Windows XP followed by an installation of Linux Mint-XFCE as a dual boot. I decided I want to use Ubuntu w/ gnome GUI instead of Mint, but I ...
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    Change Mint-XFCE to Ubuntu-Gnome w/o reinstall


    I installed Windows XP followed by an installation of Linux Mint-XFCE as a dual boot. I decided I want to use Ubuntu w/ gnome GUI instead of Mint, but I don't want to reformat my computer. What's the best/easiest/fastest way to do this?

    FYI: I don't care if I lose any data on the linux partitions. I just don't want to have to go through the XP install again - so many updates and things to configure when finished :/

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    Change Mint-XFCE to Ubuntu-Gnome w/o reinstall
    Welcome to the forums!

    You shouldn't have to reinstall Windows after installing Linux unless you accidentally direct the Linux installer to format your Windows partition. That said, you can't convert a Mint system into an Ubuntu system without doing a fresh installation of Ubuntu. Basically, you'll just need to direct the Ubuntu installer to install the new Ubuntu system onto the same partitions that Mint now resides on.
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    Thanks for the welcome!

    Okay, sounds like I'll just have Ubuntu installed over the Mint partitions.

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