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How to remove Ubuntu entry in Windows Boot Manager (Answered)


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#1 paul88ks

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 02:05 AM

Hey Guys, I spent quite a bit of time looking for this solution. I recently removed the Ubuntu drive on my dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu machine. As you might have guessed already,the UBUNTU entry in the WIndows Boot Manager was still present after I rebooted the machine. I didn't want to completely reinstall Windows so this is what I found after a lengthy search on the Internet. I hope it helps someone who is/was in the same spot as me-  

 

 

 

If you have reformatted the drive containing Ubuntu and you still have Ubuntu entry in your Windows boot manager, you can remove that obsolete entry by following this simple procedure:

  1. Open open cmd as administrator. Type cmd in the start menu of Windows, right click and select Run as administrator.

  2. Then use this command to see the entries in the boot manager

    bcdedit
    

    This will give you an output like below. (My output is missing Ubuntu, but you will have one)

    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=G:
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {bbc2fcc5-e344-11e1-9ade-bd05d50dfb31}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 7
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {bbc2fcc7-e344-11e1-9ade-bd05d50dfb31}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {bbc2fcc5-e344-11e1-9ade-bd05d50dfb31}
    nx                      OptIn
    

    Though I'm missing an entry with description ubuntu. Note or copy the value of identifierin that entry. It will be a number like this {bbc2fcc7-e344-11e1-9ade-bd05d50dfb31}

  3. After you copied the identifier of Your Ubuntu entry, use this command to clear that

    bcdedit /delete {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx} /cleanup
    

    Of course replacing the value of {xxxx...} there.

Now reboot to see that your Obsolete Ubuntu entry is deleted. (Actually you won't see this if you do not have more than one Windows, since Windows will be booted automatically without showing the OS choice menu)

If I have posted this in the wrong place,would one of the moderators please move it to the correct forum! I hope this helps someone!

If you have reformatted the drive containing Ubuntu and you still have Ubuntu entry in your Windows boot manager, you can remove that obsolete entry by following this simple procedure:

  1. Open open cmd as administrator. Type cmd in the start menu of Windows, right click and select Run as administrator.

  2. Then use this command to see the entries in the boot manager

    bcdedit
    

    This will give you an output like below. (My output is missing Ubuntu, but you will have one)

    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=G:
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {bbc2fcc5-e344-11e1-9ade-bd05d50dfb31}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 7
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {bbc2fcc7-e344-11e1-9ade-bd05d50dfb31}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {bbc2fcc5-e344-11e1-9ade-bd05d50dfb31}
    nx                      OptIn
    

    Though I'm missing an entry with description ubuntu. Note or copy the value of identifierin that entry. It will be a number like this {bbc2fcc7-e344-11e1-9ade-bd05d50dfb31}

  3. After you copied the identifier of Your Ubuntu entry, use this command to clear that

    bcdedit /delete {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx} /cleanup
    

    Of course replacing the value of {xxxx...} there.

Now reboot to see that your Obsolete Ubuntu entry is deleted. (Actually you won't see this if you do not have more than one Windows, since Windows will be booted automatically without showing the OS choice menu)


Edited by paul88ks, 31 May 2018 - 11:42 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:21 AM

Did you uninstall Linux for any real reason?


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 11:37 AM

Did you uninstall Linux for any real reason?

Yes,the computer I was working on is very old. It's not a bad machine. HP I7 model p6000 16 gigs of Ram at 2.93 Ghz. I built a new AMD machine AMDFX 8350 4.0 Ghz with 32 gigs of RAM. I wanted to put the old HP back with just windows so I can sell it. 


Edited by paul88ks, 31 May 2018 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 01:02 PM

Thats cool, just curious :D


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