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So on my laptop I am currently planning on uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04 so I can upgrade my Windows 7 partition to Windows 8, then install Ubuntu 12.10. My issue being that when I boot the Windows 7 recovery disk, I believe i Need to use cmd to run bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr. Now, whilst fixmbr works, fixboot yields me with an error regarding an unrecognised volume.

When I turn on my PC now, I am no longer met the GRUB option, so I boot straight into Windows. My question is:

As such, do I still need to have fixboot run or can I just format and resize the partitions now even with the error when running fixboot?

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As such, do I still need to have fixboot run or can I just format and resize the partitions now even with the error when running fixboot?

If I were you:

Follow this tutorial to restore completely the MBR:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Then boot in to Windows and delete the Ubuntu partitions if you want. Allocate the space again to Windows and proceed with any plans you have.

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do I still need to have fixboot run or can I just format and resize the partitions
now even with the error when running fixboot? 

You can boot successfully into Windows, so everything is fine, you don't need to use fixboot.

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