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03 Oct 2010   #1

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 
Help!

Well, This must have been asked several times.

Plz answer it one more time.

How do i uninstall any linux distro after successfully installing both windows and linux.
i dont want to lose my MBR. [or] will it (Windows) rewrite it again.

i am a bit scared to do it myself as i was going to do a secure deletion of the partition.
[Is this a good idea???]

Had one question[somewhat off the topic], can i keep the GRUB2 installed even after uninstalling Linux

P.S. my linux distro is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Thanks.
SJ.

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03 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello youllbelost.



You will need to over-write the Linux partition using a partition specific wipe "secure erase" out-lined in Option Three of this tutorial at the link below to completely remove Grub or it will cause issues.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



Then you will need to use the info in this tutorial below to mark the Windows 7 partition active and create new a set of boot files for Windows.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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03 Oct 2010   #3

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello youllbelost.



You will need to over-write the Linux partition using a partition specific wipe "secure erase" out-lined in Option Three of this tutorial at the link below to completely remove Grub or it will cause issues.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



Then you will need to use the info in this tutorial below to mark the Windows 7 partition active and create new a set of boot files for Windows.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Will do that.. and tell you!!.. I am not at home right now will be there afetr two weeks :| . will get back to you
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03 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just remember to post back here to let us know how it sorts out.
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03 Oct 2010   #5

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Just remember to post back here to let us know how it sorts out.
Sure..!!
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03 Oct 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

It is safest to put Linux distros on a separate HD, installed while the Windows 7 HD is unplugged. Then boot into the HD of your choice using one-time BIOS Boot menu key given on first boot screen.

GRUB bootloader will corrupt your Windows 7 installation.
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