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Old 10-26-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
nudeassin
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Uninstalling Linux


I currently boot into Ubuntu & Windows Vista, I use Vista more because it's compatible with the stuff I like. But my partitioner isn't leaving enough room to do anything in Windows. Well, I barely use Linux except for F Spot so I've decided to just get rid of it. I'm not that computer smart- so I'm obviously not the one who put it on here. But I was wondering if there are step by step instructions on how to delete Ubuntu. I'm afraid of ruining something- but I don't want to take it in & pay $60 if I could do it myself. I mean, like idiot proof instructions.

Will somebody PLEASE help me.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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Hi,

you could boot Vista and create an additional Windows-partition on the Ubuntu-partition. Then use it as Drive d: (for example) with Vista.

Markus
 
Old 10-26-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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Presumably you are booting from grub or lilo, so first, from Windows, you need to run the program "fixmbr" to get the Windows boot loader back. That will "delete Linux". Once you can boot directly into Windows, you can use the Windows disk manager to reclaim the Linux space.

Do a search on fixmbr.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
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you could boot Vista and create an additional Windows-partition on the Ubuntu-partition.
But if the dual boot was set up in the typical manner with grub or lilo, doing that would destroy the ability to boot and make the system much trickier to fix.

So you are providing just the second half of the answer.

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Presumably you are booting from grub or lilo, so first, from Windows, you need to run the program "fixmbr" to get the Windows boot loader back. That will "delete Linux".
Right, except for the phrase "delete Linux". That will take away the ability to boot Linux and it will make it possible to boot Windows without depending on the Linux partition. That will allow you to safely delete Linux.

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Once you can boot directly into Windows, you can use the Windows disk manager to reclaim the Linux space.
Linux actually gets deleted during that step.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 02:30 PM   #5
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You can follow the simple instructions on this page to repair your vista bootloader to boot vista:

http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBC...r+with+EasyBCD

You can download EasyBCD from this site:

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

EasyBCD is recommended by Microsoft.
 
  


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