Just a thought

Removing Linux

Posted by stringofthoughts on March 29, 2009

Everybody talks about installing Linux but how to remove it 🙂 . A friend of mine once asked how to remove Linux completely. He was not impressed with Linux and started using  Win-XP again but his 10GB HDD space was occupied by Linux.  I am listing the steps for removing Linux.

  1. Use a partitioning software like Partition Magic and simply delete the Linux and Swap partition. Merge partitions if you like. Make it a FAT32/NTFS partition.
  2. Restart your computer with the Windows XP Setup disk in the CD/DVD ROM drive.
  3. Start the Recovery Console.
  4. When Recovery Console starts, it will prompt you to enter a number corresponding to the Windows XP installation that you need to repair. In most cases, you’ll enter “1” (which will be the only choice). If you press ENTER without typing a number, Recovery Console will quit and restart your computer.
  5. Enter your Administrator password.
  6. At the Recovery Console command prompt, type fixmbr and then verify that you want to proceed.

And there you go. The next time you boot go to partition magic and format the new found drive and you’ll ‘ve the extra space you needed.


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