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Old 08-01-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 11.04 UNinstall. Please Helpp, will be forever gratefull :)


Help! I want to go back to Windows. However I can't uninstall Ubuntu since I can't boot up from CD nor USB no matter how I change the BIOS setting. I chose CD or USB but it will go straight to Ubuntu. How can I get rid of it without taking out the hard drive and have it formatted from another computer.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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Try editing your partition table (fdisk or gparted are very capable of doing so). First mark the Windows partition bootable and make the Ubuntu partition unbootable. Then reboot and see if your Windows installation doesn't come up first. You can use Windows programs from there to delete the Ubuntu partition, thereby reclaiming its space for Windows to use.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 11:34 PM   #3
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Try editing your partition table (fdisk or gparted are very capable of doing so)
Thank you for responding, and i got gpart but once here now what?
 
Old 08-02-2011, 01:35 AM   #4
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So you want to go back to Window's? No need to uninstall,Just put your Windows DVD in your drive The Windows Installer will write over your Linux Install
 
Old 08-02-2011, 07:54 AM   #5
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Thank you for responding, and i got gpart but once here now what?
Anytime.

In the upper right hand corner, there is a device selector drop-down menu. Get that to point to /dev/sda or whichever partition your Windows stuff lives. Hopefully this same device also has your Ubuntu drive(s). Not being able to see it makes it difficult. The main part of the window has one row per partition. Look at the "Flags" column way over on the right. Right click on that and you should get a checkbox menu. For the Windows partition, turn on "boot". For the Ubuntu partition, turn "boot" off. Now end gparted and restart. You should be coming up in Windows. If you want to reuse the space Ubuntu takes up, there are a whole host of Windows programs that can edit the partition table. I'm not current in Windows-land at the moment, but the product I recall having the most power over partitions is something called Partition Magic. I can't give you any more clues. Good luck!!
 
  


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