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I want to delete ubuntu 11.10 from dual boot system(windows 7 + ubuntu 11.10). I currently have ubuntu as main OS but I don't want to continue with it further.I don't have CD for win 7 so I am trying other sources. I have downloaded EasyBCD on another system and pasted it on ubuntu. It is .exe file and is not running on ubuntu. I am not aware of any commands regarding installation and further process. :(

So,pls suggest what to do next,I would be very thankful. :)

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" I have downloaded EasyBCD on another system and pasted it on ubuntu. It is .exe file and is not running on ubuntu." EasyBCD is a Windows program ans needs to be in Windows not Ubuntu. –  arochester Apr 10 '12 at 8:29
    
so what can be done to remove ubuntu then..? –  Kriti Apr 10 '12 at 8:32
    
@Kriti - I've dropped an answer for you - basically any other non ubuntu route is off-topic for this site. Our friends in SuperUser StackExchange may be able to help you with a Windows friendly route. –  fossfreedom Apr 10 '12 at 8:35
    
thanks a lot for your suggestions but the problem is I am unable to run Windows 7 and I can only run ubuntu on my laptop so, I have to uninstall it using ubuntu itself. any suggestions regarding this. –  Kriti Apr 10 '12 at 9:54
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If you cannot run windows 7 - what is the problem here? Removing ubuntu will not fix windows 7 from not working. If you do not have a licensed copy of windows then we cannot help you with installing windows. –  fossfreedom Apr 10 '12 at 14:49

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EasyBCD is a windows program.

According to the author (see comments):

Author of EasyBCD here. You can't run it in Wine, as it has many, many dependencies on the kernel and also uses .NET. – Mahmoud Al-Qudsi

This is confirmed by looking at winehq - both results are given as "garbage" - which basically means those versions tested do not work.

Thus, you will need to find another route - I would strongly advise finding a licensed Windows 7 CD and then fixing your MBR through this recovery CD as per this Q&A

How to completely wipe Ubuntu 11.10 from HDD?

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could you pls tell me doing it without win 7 CD...would b gr8 help. –  Kriti Apr 10 '12 at 8:35
    
I'm not aware of any recommended Ubuntu method to fix a windows MBR. Whilst it may be theoretically possible I would strongly advise against any non-Microsoft recommended method because you could be left with a non-booting system - besides your laptop should have come with a recovery partition allowing you to restore your Windows 7 system. –  fossfreedom Apr 10 '12 at 8:41
    
thanks a lot for your suggestions but the problem is I am unable to run Windows 7 and I can only run ubuntu on my laptop so, I have to uninstall it using ubuntu itself. any suggestions regarding this.? –  Kriti Apr 10 '12 at 9:50
    
Author of EasyBCD here. You can't run it in Wine, as it has many, many dependencies on the kernel and also uses .NET. –  Mahmoud Al-Qudsi Apr 24 '12 at 0:48

First of all EASY BCD is a Windows application (.exe file) so installing it in Ubuntu is not a good idea.

Deleting the Ubuntu partition will render Windows 7 unbootable as GRUB has overridden Windows Bootloader in the master Bootloader.

Best option for you is to install EASY BCD (application you just downloaded) in your Windows 7 partition to recover Windows Bootloader.

Here is how: 1. Launch the EASY BCD.

  1. Select BCD DEPLOYMENT option and choose 'Install the Windows Vista/7 Bootloader to the MBR' option available in this option

  2. Select 'Write MBR' and finish the process with a reboot.

  3. You can now format the Ubuntu partition in Windows 7 using the Disk Management tool

Hope this helps

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thanks a lot for your suggestion but the problem is Windows 7 isn't running and I can only run ubuntu on my laptop so, I have to uninstall it using ubuntu itself. Moreover, I am also not able to connect to wireless networks which was possible before installing ubuntu. –  Kriti Apr 10 '12 at 8:57
    
@Mysterio - whilst we may sympathise with the OP - please do not suggest to "google" for pirated material. –  fossfreedom Apr 10 '12 at 9:53
    
Didn't know the recovery disc iso was for sale now. They use to offer it for free. That's how I got mine 2 years ago. My bad then –  Mysterio Apr 10 '12 at 13:31

You can create a recovery media from windows 7 itself. It will help if you got into any more trouble. Just search for Create a System Repair Disc in start menu and burn it to a blnk cd/dvd. The you can boot from it and do a start up repair.

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That link contains links to pirated material - please do not post such links in the future on Ask Ubuntu. –  fossfreedom Apr 10 '12 at 9:05
    
Sorry about that. I didn't check properly, thought that discs can be used for free. –  Web-E Apr 10 '12 at 10:16

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