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im really sorry but am using some programs that arent working with ubuntu. now here is the thing: i want to delete ubuntu (linux) but want to keep windows.. i ...
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    Delete Ubuntu!


    im really sorry but am using some programs that arent working with ubuntu.
    now here is the thing:
    i want to delete ubuntu (linux) but want to keep windows.. i have them on one HDD.
    and then i want to increase my windows space.....
    please help me...

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    You can restore the Windows bootloader using the Windows install disk. Have a look at this link.

    After that you can use a partition editor such as Gparted or Partition magic to delete the Linux partitions and resize your Windows partition. Just make sure you put the Windows bootloader back first or you will have an unbootable system

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    Boot up from Windows Installation CD, select repair and execute fixmbr command. You can use SuperGRUB CD too.

    If you have Windows 98 Installation CD or Floppy, execute fdisk /mbr.
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    Thanks i deleted the Ubuntu(linux) OS now i need to partition the size of it.
    and thanks to the links i got some information about deleting the linux..

    But just for sure is it the program Gparted use when the windows system ?

    or Partition magic... becuz i need to repartition the size of it....

    Thank you all

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    Use GParted Partition manager to resize partitions. Its one of the best partition manager and available in Ubuntu LiveCD.
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    only use Gparted Partition manager if you are using XP if you are using Vista DO NOT use it...it'll screw everything up
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmadero View Post
    only use Gparted Partition manager if you are using XP if you are using Vista DO NOT use it...it'll screw everything up
    Latest versions of GParted and PartedMagic support Vista pretty well.
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    Really? I used a version from the Ubuntu repos about two weeks ago and it totally messed up my girlfriends boot, I had to use some weird Vista rescue disk I found online to repair it (and it wasn't intuitive at all).
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    Something must be wrong at your end only. parted developers enabled Vista support a long time back. GParted and PartedMagic are Graphical interfaces of parted only.
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    maybe it was because I deleted all of those blank unallocated spaces that Vista puts up? I dunno, but it's fixed now so I guess....hopefully it doesn't happen to ducminh
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