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Old 03-01-2005, 07:41 PM   #1
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Uninstall Mandrake 9.2

I have a dual boot XP-MDK 9.2 OS on 2 separate drives. After almost 2 years I'm finally giving up on Linux. How can I remove Mandrake from hdb and then get rid of grub and get XP to boot itself again? Thanks in advance.
Old 03-01-2005, 08:11 PM   #2
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OK, I tried Linux, I think it sucks and I don't like it. I want to go back to Microsoft Windows.
# Microsoft's instructions: How do I uninstall Linux completely and keep/use Microsoft Windows only?
How to Remove Linux and Install Microsoft Windows 2000
How to Remove Linux and Install Microsoft Windows XP
You can remove lilo from the mbr with
/sbin/lilo -u
You can remove grub or lilo from the mbr by booting with a Microsoft Windows 98 boot floppy (at the prompt, type fdisk /mbr), or by using the Windows XP Recovery Console or the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

# Basic Microsoft Windows security
Firewall: ZoneAlarm
Virus protection: AntiVir

#Multi spyware removal utilities:

# Microsoft Windows tools
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit - builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.
Driver Cleaner - Driver Cleaner is a program which helps you to remove parts of drivers that are left after uninstalling the old drivers. The program is for ATI and nVidia drivers. First you need to uninstall the drivers from the control panel than reboot and after that run the program. If you really want a good description of what steps you should do than you really need to read the readme file included in the zip file and installation as it contains a detailed description step by step.
Download the Mega-Codec pack and never worry about codecs again! The Mega-Codec pack allows custom installation. It will let you install any and all codecs that you can imagine, plus their own media player will play .mov and .rm files. It even comes with Quicktime and Realmedia plugins for Mozilla/Opera browsers.
GNUWin II - Lots of freeware from the Open Source community

# Microsoft Windows help sites
Windows BBS
Microsoft's Computer Management
Old 03-01-2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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Got it, thanks, went into MCC cleared the drive and XP was there waiting for me.


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