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Old 04-25-2011, 03:10 AM   #1
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How do I remove Mandriva Boot Loader?


I set up a laptop about a year ago and wanted it to be a dual boot Windows 7/Mandriva system. If I remember correctly I set up Windows 7 first and then when I installed Mandriva it found the Windows 7 installation and then set itself up so that at boot time I get the option on a Mandriva type screen to boot into either Mandriva or Windows 7.

I am getting a new laptop in a couple weeks and want this laptop to become my Mandriva system. Since I need more space on my Windows 7 laptop for work I want to make it a 100% Windows laptop with repartitioning the hard drive to make it all available to Windows but while doing this I also want to remove the Mandriva Boot Loader so that when I turn it on it simply boots into Windows and doesn't give any dual boot options. I don't want to wipe out the computer and start completely over though since then I'd have to completely set up Windows 7 again.

How do I go about doing this? Is there a way to do this in Mandriva so that I can remove this boot loader or do I have to somehow do it in Windows 7 to remove this boot loader so it boots straight into Windows?

Thank you for your help.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 03:21 AM   #2
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Take a look at
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-h...ninstall-grub/
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/1731-uninstall-lilo-or-grub

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Old 04-25-2011, 04:31 AM   #3
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Start the computer from your Windows 7 DVD, then go to the repair console and type
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bootrec.exe /fixmbr
After that the bootloader should be replaced by the Windows one.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 07:19 AM   #4
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Hi
If you have a laptop, I suspect you do not have a windows disk..That being the case you can either try to borrow one or if that is not possible
here is a person who outlines how to do in In windows7 without a disk..(most lappys use a hidden restore partition)

http://beyondteck.blogspot.com/2010/...r-without.html

Goodluck
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If you need a Windows 7 disc you can always download the free 90-days trial version.
 
  


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