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    Delete Linux


    after you have installed linux onto your computer (with windows still in there), is there any way you can delete it?

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    What about Formatting the part that Linux is.
    The problem is that most people who ask this see this as Software and not as a OS.
    If you format the Drive were Linux is its gone.
    New Users, please read this..
    Google first, then ask..

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    To delete Linux, you need to delete the partitions that Linux resides on, and remove GRUB from the MBR. To delete the Linux partitions, the PartedMagic LiveCD is an easy tool to use.

    To remove GRUB, you can boot with a Windows emergency boot disk and run: fdisk /mbr

    ...or

    Boot with the Windows XP installation CD and from the recovery console type: fixmbr

    Doing either one should rewrite the MBR allowing you to reboot directly into Windows.

    If neither of those options are available to you, try using SuperGrub LiveCD:

    Super Grub Disk Webpage: Download

    It's a good tool for working with Linux, or Windows boot issues.
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    use fdisk -l to check the partition and then delete the partition on which Linux exist..

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    where would you get Windows XP installation CD because my computer came with windows installed (like most people's)?

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    Some Windows machines will let you create them from backup files on the hard disk. Check with your computer maker to see if that option is available to you. Otherwise, you might be able to buy or borrow one.

    If you don't have a Windows installation CD, you can use one of the other options outlined above.
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