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I'm new to Ubuntu and liked it a lot! However after testing it on my old crappy laptop I now want to remove it. I've looked at tutorials on how to uninstall and it says to start by deleting the Linux partition of the hard drive.

However after opening Computer management, I cannot locate my Linux partition. Same as when I go to System Configuration and click on the "boot" tab, my computer does not list any operating system other than Windows 7. Any way around this or perhaps a different way to uninstall?

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Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/137318/… –  SirCharlo Jul 9 '12 at 1:56
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Also, Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/133533/… –  TrailRider Jul 9 '12 at 1:59

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Step 1

Boot from a Ubuntu Live CD.

Step 2

Open Terminal.

Step 3

Run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/os-uninstaller
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y os-uninstaller && os-uninstaller

Step 4

Select the OS you wish to uninstall, in this case Ubuntu.

Step 5

Reboot and enjoy your Ubuntu-free system.

Source: Ubuntu Help

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The only operating system that provides an easy application to uninstall. haha thats funny. Thanks for posting this. –  Goddard Jul 9 '12 at 2:07
    
will a memory stick work like a live cd? sorry not very good with computers. –  Alex Jul 9 '12 at 17:49
    
Yes, it will. You can use LiLi to create a bootable USB key using the Ubuntu ISO. –  SirCharlo Jul 9 '12 at 20:13
    
I have created a Live CD and booted my pc from it, do i click on "try ubuntu without installing it" to get to terminal? –  Alex Jul 9 '12 at 23:11
    
Yes. Once the Live session is loaded, simply click on the Ubuntu logo in the top left corner of the screen and start typing terminal. The app's shortcut will appear and you'll be able to click on it to launch it. –  SirCharlo Jul 9 '12 at 23:46

Windows doesn't see linux because it doesn't have drivers to view those partitions.

If you want to delete those partitions try using the same cd except booting into the Live Environment.

Then it is as simple as using the disk utility. Make sure you don't accidentally delete your windows partition.

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Here is a great answer and links to download the needed software/ISO's

How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on?

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Here is a more detailed answer already on Ask Ubuntu.

How to uninstall Ubuntu from a dual boot system?

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