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Windows 7: Remove Ubuntu from Windows 7 DualBoot

02 Jun 2013   #11
chromium

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Already posted one in the OP of this thread, here it is:


1st partition is the 100mb partition that gets made when installing Windows 7
2nd partition is Windows 7
3rd partition is swap for ubuntu
4th partition is ubuntu


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02 Jun 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

So it's using GRUB to boot now? I would uninstall GRUB or delete the Ubuntu partitions and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

As stated GRUB is a wild card so there are no guarantees though this normally works. If you want to be able to go back then save a backup image of the entire HD. We can then help you try to recover just the WIn7 partition to a wiped HD, or restore the whole drive which should start up just the same as now.

Best imaging is Acronis which has a free edition for cloning or backup imaging for any WD or Seagate HD, otherwise I'd use Macrium - Image your system. Win7 backup imaging will only restore to the original offsets.
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02 Jun 2013   #13
chromium

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
So it's using GRUB to boot now? I would uninstall GRUB or delete the Ubuntu partitions and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times.

As stated GRUB is a wild card so there are no guarantees though this normally works. If you want to be able to go back then save a backup image of the entire HD. We can then help you try to recover just the WIn7 partition to a wiped HD, or restore the whole drive which should start up just the same as now.
Yep its using grub2 right now. I would just delete the ubuntu partition (which i have done in the past and it worked fine), but in this case my concern is that something seems a bit odd. In grub, it shows a windows 8 entry instead of windows 7. I currently dont have windows 8 installed. When i choose to boot windows 8 it boots windows 7 properly though. (read the op for clarification)

Also i would make a backup image of the whole drive, but my problem is that i dont have anywhere to put it, and I really dont want to make a bunch of dvd's.
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02 Jun 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

There are very few reported problems we see here with GRUB 2 corrupting Win7 beyond repair. Most of those dried up after it was released.
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02 Jun 2013   #15
chromium

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There are very few reported problems we see here with GRUB 2 corrupting Win7 beyond repair. Most of those dried up after it was released.
Yeah everytime ive deleted ubuntu partitions with grub2 its been fine.
Im just concerned about this windows 8 entry. Do you think it'll affect anything?
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02 Jun 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

I've not seen it before, so can't comment. It's possible it's just a wrong reading, if Win8 has never been on the HD and there aren't other symptoms.
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02 Jun 2013   #17
chromium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

It was once installed on my PC. I had a win7 and win8 dual boot, and I decided to delete win8 and install Ubuntu on that partition.
There doesnt seem to be any issues though. just the fact that it says win8 instead of win7, but it still boots win7 as it should without any probems. Any idea of what may have caused this?
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02 Jun 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

GRUBug maybe?
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03 Jun 2013   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chromium View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7
Thanks. Is there any chance this wont work, and my PC wont boot win7?

Sorry for all the questions, i just want to be sure. Im a bit paranoid after messing up my mbr a while ago and having to completely wipe the hdd.
I personally have always deleted Linux this way, for 100's of people.
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07 Jun 2013   #20
chromium

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I decided to get myself together and finally do it, and everything worked fine.
I used this guide that you provided.

Thanks for all your help.
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