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Windows 7: Can not delete Ubuntu partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

18 May 2013   #1
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can not delete Ubuntu partition after uninstalling Ubuntu

I insalled Ubuntu along side windows 7 , and then i removed it using the command prompt by typing the two commands ( i used windwos 7 DVD installtion disk)
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec fixmbr
and now when my computer starts it boots to windows 7...but when i try to delete the partition that contains the Ubuntu , it does not work, i use the disk management tools from windows, I've tried many times but every time i get the same message ...
is there any way to delete this partition from w7 or do i need to have third part software..
regards


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18 May 2013   #2
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

and what is the message ???
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18 May 2013   #3
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Also, it might help if you follow this:

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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18 May 2013   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The problem is that the Linux partition is in a format that Windows does not recognize. The easiest is probably if you reformat the partition to NTFS.
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18 May 2013   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
I insalled Ubuntu along side windows 7 , and then i removed it using the command prompt by typing the two commands ( i used windwos 7 DVD installtion disk)
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec fixmbr
That doesn't remove an Ubuntu install, instead, all it does is reset the MBR and default boot back to Win7.
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18 May 2013   #6
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks guys for the reply, i am sorry i can not attach the message as i am away from home and can not access my PC, what you mean by '' reformat the partition to NTFS'' how can i do that
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18 May 2013   #7
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Mark Phelps , you are right when u've said That doesn't remove an Ubuntu install, instead, all it does is reset the MBR and default boot back to Windows 7. so i should delete the partition to get rid of Ubuntu
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18 May 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
Thanks guys for the reply, i am sorry i can not attach the message as i am away from home and can not access my PC, what you mean by '' reformat the partition to NTFS'' how can i do that
Right click on the partition either in Computer (highlight partition first) or in Disk Management and you'll see.
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18 May 2013   #9
nuflia

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

when I highlight the partition only delete is active others are inactive , and when i hit delete it does not work...
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18 May 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuflia View Post
when I highlight the partition only delete is active others are inactive , and when i hit delete it does not work...
How is the situation in Disk management.

If nothing helps, use this program: Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
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