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Remove Ubuntu

This page was last updated on July 18, 2009.

First you need to get rid of Grub:

  1. Boot the computer with your Windows XP CD (this may take quite a while).
  2. Once it’s finished, select one of these:
    • Windows 2000 users select r for Recovery.
    • Windows 2000 and Windows XP users choose System Recovery Console.

  3. Select your Windows version.
  4. At the command prompt, type one of these commands to overwrite Grub with the Windows Master Boot Record:
    • Windows 2000 or Windows XP users type this:
    • fixmbr

    • Windows 98 or Windows ME users type this:
    • fdisk /mbr
  5. Then type:
  6. exit
  7. Reboot the machine without the CD in the drive. You should boot into Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  8. Right-click My Computer.
  9. Select Manage.
  10. Choose Disk Management.
  11. Highlight the Linux partitition (might show up as unknown – look for the one that’s the same size as the partition you created).
  12. Delete the partition.
  13. If you also created a swap partition or any other partitions for Ubuntu, repeat steps 10 and 11 for those partitions.
  14. You can then partition and format it for use with Windows.

Obligatory Happy Ending

And they all lived happily ever after. The end.

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