Uninstall Ubuntu

Asked by John on 2006-09-15

Need to uninstall Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) with dual boot beccause I am giveing the computer away to a lowevel knowledge person.

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2006-09-15
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2011-04-01
Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #1

I suppose you are running Windows. If so, follow these steps:
1) In Windows, launch Disk manager and remove every partition used by Ubuntu (root partition, swap, ...)
2) Reboot with your Windows CD. When asked, choose "reapair" and launch fixmbr. This command replaces GRUB with Windows bootloader.
3) Reboot again and you have done.

Once you are done, it you want to recover the space for Windows that was once used by Ubuntu. You can use the steps outlined above (going the the Disk Manager, etc). To create a new NTFS partition and assign it as something like the D: drive (or some other letter) to be used for data and so forth.

Beyond that, you can use a tool like gparted (under a linux bootable CD distribution) to resize that drive space, but I have had spotty luck increasing an NTFS partition. Your better bet is to use a commercial tool like Partition Magic to non-destructively resize the NTFS volume.

If any of these comments has answered your question, please consider closing the ticket and mark it as being answered by the appropriate commenter.

Thanks.

Good Luck.

Jim Jones

Bob (robert56) said : #3

solved my problem as well tx

Randy (rcasper2) said : #4

I wish to remove Ubuntu as well, but do not have a windows cd, but I do have a seperate drive to return computer to original factory settings.

OsJeremy (jeremybenson) said : #5

similar problem to Randy, my toshiba came with a restore disc that uses Symantic Ghost to restore an image/state to the drive, not actually "install".

Jack Phit (newblueboy) said : #6

When you say repair, do you mean Startup Repair? I'm using a Vista Home Premium x64 Disc if that helps.

Jack Phit (newblueboy) said : #7

When you say repair, do you mean Startup Repair? I'm using a Vista Home Premium x64 Disc if that helps.

Jack Phit (newblueboy) said : #8

When you say repair, do you mean Startup Repair? I'm using a Vista Home Premium x64 Disc if that helps.

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