I have reset my computer to factory settings (without knowing that Ubuntu will not be uninstalled). After setting up, Ubuntu was still listed at the start up boot manager, when I selected it, it gave me errors. Ubuntu 12.04 also stole my 18GB hard drive. Now, I can’t find Ubuntu uninstaller in my programs nor I can’t find Ubuntu files in my C drive. By the way, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with WUBI installer. How do I completely remove Ubuntu from my computer? Please help me fix this problem.
How to completely remove Ubuntu installed with Wubi...
Uninstall it by going to the control panel, Add/Remove programs and find the
If the normal uninstall didn't work for some reason e.g. you already manually deleted the
If you think that there's still some space 'stolen' from your drive, then you should run
One area that is fiddly is the BCD store for Windows Vista/7. If you've tried to manually remove Ubuntu or done that factory restore, but the
Here's an example:
Make sure you run
You can go online to here on a different computer and download the Ubuntu Live CD software. Install it to a USB drive or burn it to a disk following the instructions. Boot up your computer using that. If you need to copy your files to save them (if you don't have a backup) then get an external hard disk (I'm not sure if a flash drive can handle the size of your files) and copy all your files to it. Then, after that is done, on the Live CD (you should have been doing all these steps on the Ubuntu Live CD by the way) start a clean install of Ubuntu. If you DON'T want Ubuntu anymore, use the Live CD to reformat your disk. You should be fine, after that.