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    How do I uninstall Linux without the CD?

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    Reformating or deleting the Linux partitions should do it.
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    Question Uninstalling Linux

    I did not install Linux on my laptop and now want to uninstall it. I am not savvy when it comes to installing/uninstalling applications. I need a step-by-step guide to uninstall Linux without the original Linux CD.

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    As Ozar mentionned, you don't uninstall Linux, you just install another OS over it. The other OS (windows maybe?) will format the drive and install itself over.

    Or you have a dual-boot configuration and you want to reappropriate yourself that disk space? Please give more details.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    If it were me... and I had no Linux Installation CD, and I didn't want to keep Linux on my box, the first thing I'd do is 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

    Either of those commands properly executed should rewrite the MBR allowing you to reboot only into Windows.

    Then, I'd download the 30-MB Gparted Live-CD for doing any formatting/deletion of the Linux partitions:

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

    Good instructions for using GParted can be found here:

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/documentation.php

    Hope this helps...

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