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How do I remove windows but keep Ubuntu?

I want to get rid of a hacked version of Windows 7 on my laptop and just have Ubuntu.

Is this possible and how do I go about doing it?

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Good choice :) Still, we will need more specifics to be able to help. Mostly: did you install ubuntu and windows on the same disk, in different partitions? Or on different disks? or did you install ubuntu inside windows? –  matv1 Feb 1 '13 at 14:43
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Possible Duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/784/114818 –  Aditya Feb 1 '13 at 14:59
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If you already have a dual-boot configuration between Windows and Ubuntu at the moment, just delete the windows partition with Disk Utility in Ubuntu and run sudo update-grub in the terminal.

If you still have not installed Ubuntu and are planning to do it, just choose Use Entire Disk during Ubuntu installation (be sure to previously backup any important data on the disk).

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He will need to recover the deleted space, possibly using bootable Parted Magic CD. –  fleamour Feb 1 '13 at 14:51
    
With either the Disk Utility or even Gparted, he can just reformat the deleted space on the disk to a new partition, or just extend the Ubuntu partition to use the whole disk. That is the simplest approach in my own opinion. –  João André Feb 1 '13 at 15:05
    
This should not be done on a live file system. –  fleamour Feb 1 '13 at 15:08
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