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Restoring XP MBR without a CD

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#1 Pantodynamos


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 12:21 PM

I recently installed Ubuntu on an ancient XP netbook, only to find tha tWi-Fi wouldn't work. Now I'm tring to uninstall it, but I can't figure out how to get the XP MBR back. I've seen tutorials about how to do it with an XP CD, but I don't know where my CD has got to. Any idea of how else I can restore the XP MBR and delete Ubuntu?

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 02:45 PM

There's a boot repair page on the Ubuntu website that has instructions to repair your Windows boot information.

You'll need to boot to your installation of Ubuntu first, then download and install Boot-Repair (assuming you have internet access), then run it to restore a Windows compatible MBR.

Here's a link to the page with the all the instructions you'll need: Ubuntu Boot Repair

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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