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Hello, my mom has a system which i set up, it currently dual boots Kubuntu and Windows, seeing as she uses only windows and kubuntu is only a waste of space in her situation, how do i go about removing kubuntu?, do i just format the partitions linux uses and formatting them in fat32?, that is if i boot a live cd and open gparted, then remove the linux partition(and swap) and use that space to create a fat32 partition, will the windows boot fine by itself?, or is there another way to go about this? All help in appreciated,
Deleting Linux should be easy enough; the crucial thing is to restore your MBR because as long as it contains GRUB, you won't be able to boot into Windows. The MBR can be restored from a windows boot disk or cd.
The problem with kubuntu is the wireless card, i have two threads, and no solutions.... and can i use a different windows disk than the one used to install windows on the computer?, (someone else did the windows installation), ... the disk i have came with my comp, and when i install it on other systems it is only a trial of XP,... will the disk i have work to fix the install?.... currently i have windows on the grub, so, even if i am not going to do the following couldnt i leave grub on?... though i would prefer a strictly windows base for her... thanks for the responses and help.
No, leaving GRUB on is not an option. GRUB actually comes in two parts, one sits on the MBR and the other is on your Linux partition. By deleting Linux, you're actually severing the connection so GRUB stops functioning. It will still show up when you reboot, but it won't know what to do next because the list of your OSes was deleted.
Using a different install disk should be fine, as long as it is an XP disk.
Right click on "My Computer" and select "Manage". Under "Disk Management", right click on the Linux partition (it will probably show up as "unknown") and select "Delete".
then i put in a XP disk (mine is xp media center - my moms is XP Pro,... strangely i think they are the same as during install mine xays XP pro, then towards the end media center installs), and repair setup, correct?, is this guaranteed to work?
Yes, that's it. When using the windows cd you'll have to use the command "fixmbr" after selecting repair mode. It will throw up a warning that you're about to do something pretty tricky but you can safely ignore that.