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How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

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    How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    ok, so...I got this ubuntu 8.10 CD and it made like second operating system, which I didn't want. It actually partitioned my hard drive where I now can choose from windows vista or ubnuntu, (I don't want ubuntu) so, my question is.... How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    Please help (A.S.A.P.) -causing even more problems to my pc

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    Hello David,

    Could you post back a screenshot of Disk Management? It will help us determine how your partitions are setup and to give a better suggestion.

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    Hello david,

    What I appears to me is that you have a standard Ubuntu dual boot with Vista that has been set up by Ubuntu.

    The problem is that Ubuntu by default over-writes the standard windows boot loader with the Linux grub loader.

    I assume you are not a "Linux Expert" so need to make your changes from within Vista. To do this you will need a Vista Boot DVD, to repair the system after you remove Linux.

    If you post back in addition to Shawn's request, if you have a bootable vista install disc we should be able to guide you through it

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    Is it just an empty entry at startup or you have a seperate partition for ubuntu alongwith vista?

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    ok so what do you mean by, a screen shot of the disk management? Do you mean like a picture file of what the installation cd looks like?

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    David,

    It would be like the screenshot below from Computer Management. You can type in diskmgmt.msc in the Start menu search line and press enter to open Disk Management directly though.

    How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?-disk_management.jpg

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    I'm actually having the exact same problem.

    I divided my partition and gave ubuntu 20 GB of it, and the ubuntu didn't install correctly.

    Heres my screenshot:

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    ...but how exactly do I take a screen shot of it without using a digital camera or any other kind of camera? Because I don't have a camera for my pc. I do have a digital camera though, but don't think it will work. wut about a camera phone? will that work?

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    David,

    This can help show you how to take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool in Vista, then upload the saved screenshot image to your post here.

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    Re: How do I unpartition and remove ubuntu from my hard drive?

    ok .....so I just figured out how to take a screen shot of the diskmgmt.msc, I downloaded a program from Free Software Downloads and Reviews - Download.com, (which is also known as cnet.com) . so ok, here is the screen shot as an attachment below:




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