Delete Safely Linux From A Duam Boot Windows7 PC

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THE PROBLEM :

When you install Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, Arch …) side by side with Windows ( 7 or 8 or 8.1 ) it install the GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) which it’s the bootloader for linux this software give you the option after you start your PC to choose to boot on the Linux distribution that you have installed or the boot on windows , if you delete the Linux partition (after booting on windows of course) you can’t boot any more on Windows because the bios will not find the Windows OS to boot on it, so this is a way to safely remove Linux from your PC.

SOLUTION : 

First you need to log in in windows, open you PC, the GRUB menu will appear just like everytime you open it, boot on windows

Donwload MbrFix from www.sysint.no this a link directly to it http://sysint.no/products/Download/tabid/536/language/nb-NO/Default.aspx

Extract the zip file (because when you download the Mbrfix the file will be compressed you need to extract it)

Execute the command prompt with administrator permission (to open the command prompt go to search type cmd and the command prmp will appear)

1)type cd + “the way where you extract the Mbrfix file that you have extract it” for example cd user/downloads (just to make sure that the mbrfix is downloaded and extracted safely)

2)then type cd user/downloads/mbrfix64 /drive 0 drive size (this command show you the size of the hard disk were you have installed linux, just to make sure of it if you have just 2 hard disk but most in the general we have one disk)

3)then type cd/user/downloads/mbrfix64/drive 0 fixmbr /win7 /yes

4)then go to your computer and right click on it, choose manage and then go to disk managment and then delete the swap partition and the linux partition and feel free to make it a new windows partition for your data or just add it to the C: partition)

And that’s it, w your linux partition is deleted and you can boot on windows without any problem 😀

 

Author

Ayoub Hitana

Ayoub Hitana is a computer science student at the Faculty of Science of Bizerte, Carthage University, Tunisia

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2 Comments

  1. Yavor January 10, 2015 at 6:35 am

    The whole time I thought it was called a “Dual” Boot

  2. wapmaster101 January 10, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for this buddy

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