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Remove Ubuntu and rededicate entire HDD to Windows 7 starter?


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#1 ayupmiduck

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:21 PM

Hi guys, would really appreciate some help.

I have a Samsung N145 netbook.

It arrived with Windows 7 starter and I installed Ubuntu 10.10.

I am currently duel booting and each OS has been dedicated approx half the HDD each.

I require assistance in understanding how to uninstall Ubuntu and rededicate the entire HDD to Windows 7 starter.


Thanks in advance for any help offered.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:10 PM

My advice is to boot your computer using an Ubuntu Live CD. Once you've booted to your CD open gparted, delete the Ubuntu partitions (the swap and the ext 4 partitions). Then expand your windows partition into the free space. This is going to cause your machine to have boot problems. Now you're going to have to boot your computer using a Windows 7 disc and run Start-Up repair to fix the MBR. After that... You're done.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:25 PM

Maybe this might help also.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:49 PM

I actually really like mrfingerz's solution. It seems a lot less labor heavy, isn't BootIT Next Gen obsolete now? That's not going to cause issues with fixing the MBR is it?

Edited by Sefjoe, 16 April 2011 - 03:53 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 03:56 PM

That I don't know...I've only used BootIt on XP.

Alternately, you could use the guide here, you would need your Windows7 installation disk though to repair the MBR. Then resize your Windows partition using something like this.

Edited by mrfingerz, 16 April 2011 - 05:09 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:31 AM

Hi guys, and thanks for the suggestions. The problem I have, is that I am using a Netbook and as such do not have a disk drive. Ubuntu kindly lets me create an installion dick using a pendrive, however Windows only allows me only to use a cd.

There fore I require a solution without the need for a CD.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:57 AM

Don't know if this article may be of some use to you. I'm assuming the USB version is the same as the cd and this would work. You'd still have to delete Ubuntu/Swap etc and expand the Windows partition afterwards of course.

***Edit***...

Having thought about it, wouldn't Sefjoes' method work best, as you have a 'live' version on a USB?

Edited by mrfingerz, 17 April 2011 - 07:11 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:23 PM

You can download the Win7 Repair ISO from neosmart.
You will need a torrent client. Yes, it's legal.
Install the Repair ISO to flash drive same as you did with Ubuntu.

How-To: http://mintywhite.com/windows-7/7maintenance/windows-wont-load-system-repair-disc-fix-pc/

Win 7 Repair ISO: http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/

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