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Old 11-03-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Help Me!!!


i have had the application linux ubuntu installed on my computer i wanted to remove it due to space on my hard drive. on the wubi FAQ's it say you can uninstall it though add and remove programs but thats not the case for me as the application does not show up. plus i have saved the file in C drive where the windows files are and i don't want to format it. is there any other way of removing it can you reply to this quick please thanks
 
Old 11-03-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to Linuxquestions!

I am unsure of how the install in windows feture works with ubuntu but I think you can just remove the folder where it installed its files. Probably C:\program files\Ubuntu or something like that.

In the future if you want people to respond with usefull help you may want to not title your request HELP ME!! but rather a title to your question.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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Please do not start a thread with a vague title such as "Help Me!!!". Members on this forum are generally not inclined to respond to such threads, For more information on how to properly create a thread or forum posting in general please follow this link. This issue is addressed in post #12 by Trickykid about half way down the page.

With that said, Ubuntu is not an application that resides on your "C" drive and therefore cannot be removed with the "Add/Remove Programs" applet. Ubuntu is an operating system which was most probably installed on a separate partition on your hard drive (unless you installed in a virtual machine). You will need to delete the Ubuntu partition with you partitioner of choice.

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Old 11-03-2009, 08:41 PM   #4
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With that said, Ubuntu is not an application that resides on your "C" drive and therefore cannot be removed with the "Add/Remove Programs" applet.
Actually, since the OP indicated he's using WUBI, I think it is.

To @nitrowave, have you followed the instructions here?
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Uninstallation
 
Old 11-03-2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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I never used wubi,,,

but you could maybe try revo uninstaller. It is a good freeware program for the kind of programs that don't show up in add/remove. It also has a hunter mode where you just hover the target over an icon and it works its magic. Other than that I would say maybe checkout Ubuntu's forum for wubi info.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
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Actually, since the OP indicated he's using WUBI, I think it is.

To @nitrowave, have you followed the instructions here?
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Uninstallation
I stand corrected, my apologies. I am not familiar with WUBI.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 09:27 PM   #7
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I stand corrected, my apologies. I am not familiar with WUBI.
Heh, I forget about it every time I could probably recommend it so someone.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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Or you could just use google to find the official documentation. It came up as the first entry when I searched for "uninstall wubi".

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Uninstallation

Edit; whups, missed seeing that link's been posted before. But it does point out how easy it is to find info like this. Do always try a general search first before asking.

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