I have dual boot with Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to reset my Windows, as well as delete the Linux partitions and allocate my whole SSD back to a fresh Windows 10 installation.

Would selecting "Reset this PC" delete the partitions, and install Windows as the only OS on my SSD? And is this safe to do?

  • 2
    This isn't an ubuntu question.
    – user508889
    May 25 '16 at 23:10

You can make it ignore Ubuntu and boot straight into Windows each time by doing the following in the terminal (Ubuntu).

  • Boot up your machine and remember what slot Ubuntu is in and Windows is in in grub
  • Type sudo nano /etc/default/grub
  • Use the arrow keys to navigate to GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 and change it to GRUB_TIMEOUT=0.
  • Then change GRUB_DEFAULT=0 and replace 0 with whatever slot Windows was in in grub, for example GRUB_DEFAULT=3.
  • Go into terminal and type in sudo update-grub
  • Windows should now boot normally.

To manually remove the partitions, type in Disk Management in your Start Menu and open it up. Simply right click all the partitions that relate to Linux and choose Delete Volume, or whatever option is very similar to that.

Once your PC boots directly into Windows, and you've deleted your Linux partitions, you should be good!