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If I install Ubuntu from CD/USB am I able to return default windows bootscreen if for some reason I want to unistall ubuntu?

As title says. Am I able to go back to default windows 8 boot screen? Do I need Windows 8 DVD for it?
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OS-Uninstaller saying I will need to update my bootloader?

I am following these instructions to remove Ubuntu 13.10 from my system: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-Uninstaller But when I run os-uninstaller instead of just saying it will remove the ...
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Remove grub from blank hdd [duplicate]

I was getting rid of linux on a spare hdd i have laying around and i asked a friend to remove it and he messed up and formatted the entirething without getting rid of grub. The drive isnt showing up ...
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How to repair Ubuntu bootloader?

I installed grub2 to dual boot another OS alongside my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but decided against it at the last second. So I just did sudo apt-get purge grub, and it said it had purged all grub files, so ...
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1answer
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Removing grub completely

I decided to dualboot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. After some work i got both running. After some thoughts I decided to go back to only Windows 8 by restoring from factory ...
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How do I completely destroy grub/ ubuntu bios entry? Conventional methods not working

I have tried the bootrec fixmbr and fixboot method, I've tried the n60 method, I've even tried removing from a Ubuntu live usb. All fixes are temporary. I can boot into Windows 8.1 no problem but in ...
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Trying to clean up my MBR's

I curently have at least two Grub's installed on my HD. Iḿ trying to use a couple of tools to configure the one currently in use (I guess that is the one on /dev/sda). More precise, I want to load ...
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WANT TO DELETE UBUNTU [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed Ubuntu, using the CD that I had to make to boot up the computer. I'm sure I told it to run alongside Windows 7,, but I don't think that happened. Now I can't find Windows ...
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How to get rid of 'grub rescue'? [duplicate]

While logged into Windows, I deleted a disk partition which was containing Ubuntu. When I restarted my pc, it is showing 'grub rescue' command prompt. How to boot windows now? I no longer require ...
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How to completely remove Ubuntu and put Windows back? [duplicate]

I don't need Ubuntu now. It is listed as my default OS. I mean the grub was the ubuntu one. I have Windows 7 in my laptop. I would like to retain it. How to do it? It doesn't recognise Back up CD. Is ...
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1answer
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Why Ubuntu appears in boot options after I uninstall it? [duplicate]

I'm new in this forum; I've got an Asus s56 laptop with Windows 8 installed and UEFI bios; I have to use Ubuntu to work, so i installed it on an external hard drive; Few days ago i had to uninstall ...
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2answers
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After 8.1 lost grub. Can i just uninstall Linux? [duplicate]

I dual booted Ubuntu alongside my windows 8. After installing windows 8.1 I lost grub and it boots straight into 8.1 and i have a watermark that says "secureboot isn't configured correctly". But I've ...
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1answer
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how to uninstall Linux dual boot with Windows? [closed]

I installed Kali Linux (Debian distro) dual boot with Windows 7 but there were some damages with the ISO file i downloaded so Kali didn't install correctly, please how do I uninstall Kali dual boot ...
0
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1answer
729 views

Uninstall Linux OS's with GRUB

Is there a way to uninstall my 3 Linux OS's: Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Pear OS (Pear OS's Partition somehow got formatted, just the partition, not the OS) With GRUB so I can install everything freshly? I ...
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1answer
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How to hide grub2 menu?

I need some help, I screwed up while trying to auto-mount on boot my USB external HDD, something went wrong and it doesn't boot to Ubuntu. I installed this ...
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2answers
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How to uninstall ubuntu and grub from pre-installed windows 8?

I am about to install ubuntu to dual-boot on my pre-installed windows 8 laptop. Before I do, I really need to know how to uninstall ubuntu safely if I don't like it, or if I have to for some reason. ...
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2answers
198 views

Problems uninstalling Ubuntu, trying to put XP back on [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook that came with Windows XP. It was loaned to someone, who then put Ubuntu on it. I know nothing about Ubuntu, so I looked for information on this site for help. It ...
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1answer
245 views

How to properly uninstall Ubuntu from dual boot? [duplicate]

Is there any other way than this Uninstalling Ubuntu from dual boot / Change bootloader ? Don't have a windows 7 disk and my laptop won't go to recovery mode since the keys are broke on the laptop. ...
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Latest version of Ubuntu dual boot with Windows 7 - boot issues for Windows 7

I have tried the idea of changing the boot script but the ntldr command was not found. The error is "unknown command 'ntldr'". Before this change the error was "invalid EFI file path". The initial ...
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1answer
69 views

uninstall ubuntu laptop

I had ubuntu as a dual boot on my laptop. I wanted to install a fresh copy of ubuntu and delete the partition on windows and reclaimed it as a new storage location. I then downloaded the windows ...
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185 views

How to remove password recovery reset?

How can I remove the ability to reset passwords outside of Ubuntu. This probably is ill advised, but I already have set a really good password that I cannot forget with high entropy and 42 ...
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1answer
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Uninstall GRUB2

I have a HP 650 laptop with windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 and removed it afterwards. I can get into windows 8 through secure boot, but if I disable secure boot, to run from CD or anything else, ...
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0answers
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Tried to remove Ubuntu, stuck with Grub [duplicate]

I need help. I tried to install ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 on the same drive (a ssd) but all it gave me was problems-- boots in low-graphics mode, gives errors on start up, etc. etc. I'm done. ...
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2answers
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Boot issues with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu, how to fix from terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? I just put Ubuntu 12.10 on my brand new laptop, and my display driver did not work correctly. When I tried to fix the ...
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1answer
102 views

how to remove ubuntu without keyboard, mouse, and cd drive [closed]

is there anyway i can remove ubuntu without a keyboard nor mouse(I can use my mouse and keyboard in windows), and no cd drive. I could delete the ubuntu partition in windows but if i do so how can i ...
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359 views

Delete Ubuntu and Grub from PC (and BIOS unaccessible)

I've really done a mess while upgrading 12.04 to 12.10, or my PC did, or ubuntu did, I can't really tell. The situation now is I have a dual booting machine, Windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 -When turning ...
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1answer
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Backtrack installation interrupted once, installed another time [closed]

I installed Backtrack 5 from a Live CD yesterday and while installing, i closed my laptop to let it run while I sleep. But then I remembered my friend told me the plastic of his computer melted this ...
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2answers
289 views

Installing multi-boot Linux system

I have a dual (XP/Linux) boot Compaq Presario S4500UK with a couple of spare partitions on the boot drive which I want to use for testing different Linux distros/configs before installing them on ...
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3answers
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If I uninstall ubuntu, will Windows Boot Manager still be there?

I want to get rid of my Ubuntu partition, because I never use it on my laptop, only on my desktop. If I remove Ubuntu (I'm assuming GRUB will go with it), will Windows Boot Manager still allow me to ...
2
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1answer
401 views

Blacklisting grub packages from installing

I am trying to block GRUB packages from being installed (after having purged them). The problem is virtually identical to Blacklisting packages from installing and even involves GRUB which is exactly ...
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312 views

When uninstalling all GRUB packages for EC2 AMI build script, how do I bypass prompting?

When I try to uninstall all GRUB packages from the cloud-image version of Ubuntu I use in AWS EC2, I get an interactive prompt. I need put this all in a script under automation, so prompts need to be ...
3
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0answers
398 views

Uninstall GRUB and Plymouth [closed]

I have questions about Plymouth and GRUB. My problem with Plymouth is that it is ugly and slow. Which, as far has I know, is the opposite of what it should be. Is there any way to REMOVE (not ...
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1answer
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Old kernel in grub and /boot but not uninstallable

I have kernel 2.6.38 still visible in the grub menu and I see abi-2.6.38-11-generic config-2.6.38-11-generic initrd.img-2.6.38-11-generic vmlinuz-2.6.38-11-generic (among the respective files for ...
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How do I safely uninstall unused ubuntu installs

Im trying to clean up my drive as I've got some duplicates of 11.10 installed. My original install was messed up so I reinstalled (foolishly thinking it would just write over the original). I lived ...
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1answer
628 views

grub rescue error while uninstalling Ubuntu12.04

I have xp and ubuntu . I unistall ubuntu using xp desktop by unallocating memory from memory management. After that when i reboot my laptop i got grub rescue error. so after reading some blogs i use ...
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How do I uninstall GRUB?

A hard drive that I use only for data storage still has GRUB from past Ubuntu installations. How can I remove GRUB from it without harming the rest of the drive's data? Background I occasionally ...
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2answers
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Un-install ubuntu server and grub menu [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu server 11.10 and win 7 on different drives (dual boot) on my laptop. Could anyone tell me how to remove ubuntu server and grub loader? I have tried log in to win 7 and format ...
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2answers
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Grub boot problems with older ubuntu

I have two inter-related problems on my computer. My install of 9.10 had a boot failure last week. Looks like a file was deleted or corrupted. I was unable to get it to work. Realising it was a ...
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2answers
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How to remove a second Ubuntu install?

I installed Windows XP in dual-boot with Ubuntu to play Skyrim and that ended up breaking GRUB. After trying zillions of things to fix it (including using boot-repair), I installed Ubuntu in a new ...