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Windows 7: Restoring MBR

16 Aug 2016   #1
jyobo

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Restoring MBR

I installed Ubuntu to get Windows working on my PC and now am looking to uninstall it. I've tried:
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
It gives me the success message but nothing changes and it still boots GRUB.
I've looked at the tutorial MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record although I'm using a USB boot and that doesn't show up. Are there any other methods I can try before going for the whole clean install?


EDIT: I got lazy/impatient and just clean installed. Thanks for the help though, I've learned some stuff.


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16 Aug 2016   #2
samuria

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Welcome to the forum. First thing has the pc got a mbr? there are some detail here and a tool to do it for you simply assuming the disk is mbr type
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16 Aug 2016   #3
jyobo

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I'm not sure what you mean. It's a new build and I initially installed windows which worked, however I couldn't get USB drives working. So I installed Ubuntu to transfer drivers those and get them working.
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16 Aug 2016   #4
samuria

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Why didnt you use a linux live cd? Can you load windows and get to disk manager and post a screen shot to see if it gpt or mbr What?s the Difference Between GPT and MBR When Partitioning a Drive?
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16 Aug 2016   #5
jyobo

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I dont have disk drive so it's all via USB. I says its GPT.
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16 Aug 2016   #6
samuria

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If its uefi disk you can repair it Repair a destroyed Windows 7 UEFI boot sector | Hasper.info but you need to know for sure what the disk type is
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16 Aug 2016   #7
jyobo

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Yeah GPT. So just to clarify, when I start up I get GRUB which allows me to choose Linux or Windows to boot. I want to try and and stop this and just have windows boot automatically so I can then remove the linux partitions. Do I go through those instructions on that link then?


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16 Aug 2016   #8
samuria

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can you post a full diskmanager screenshot showing all partitions
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16 Aug 2016   #9
jyobo

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Here it is.


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