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Old 04-26-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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How to uninstall Linux without affecting windows boot loader??

I used to format the linux partitions to remove a distro (usually through another disto's installation wizard)to uninstall linux...

But this time i wanna remove linux completely (Please dont get any wrong ideas, I am a Linux lover like all of you....), the problem is, formatting the linux partitions will destroy the grub record which will make windows inaccessible.... so what can i do so that windows is not affected??

Thanx in advance!!
Old 04-26-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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You'll have to reinstall the Windows boot loader. If you boot with an XP install disc and enter the recovery console and use fixmbr, it should remove Grub from the MBR.


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