Removing Ubuntu and getting its space back

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    Removing Ubuntu and getting its space back

    Hello!

    I've been using Ubuntu for the past days, but now I want to just move back to Windows. So how do I Uninstall Ubuntu, and get the space back for the partition I made for it?
    Like, the 200 GB I gave Ubuntu when I installed it?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    Hello!

    I've been using Ubuntu for the past days, but now I want to just move back to Windows. So how do I Uninstall Ubuntu, and get the space back for the partition I made for it?
    Like, the 200 GB I gave Ubuntu when I installed it?

    Thanks in advance!
    What tool did you use to resize the partition to make space for Ubuntu? Just use the same tool to merge the partition back into your Windows partition.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    I used the Ubuntu installation process thing... How do I use it again?
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    So, I burn that to DVD, restart the PC with the newly burnt DVD in the DVD drive, and I should get an partitioning application started that should help me through the process?
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    Ubuntu Live-CD (which you presumably already have) includes that.

    Just boot into Live-CD, open a gnome-terminal, and type
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    Can't you just format the partition and install Windows? I believe Windows even gives you that option during install.
    (although getting rid of the Linux boot loader is a pain in the ass. You'll probably have to run fdisk /mbr to get rid of it)
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    I think he meant he has a dual-boot system right now, and want to merge the Linux partition into the Windows one.

    (although getting rid of the Linux boot loader is a pain in the ass. You'll probably have to run fdisk /mbr to get rid of it)
    Just installing Windows will do. It will overwrite the Linux boot loader without your permission (and there is no way to prevent it, making installing Windows after Linux for dual-boot a hassle).

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    ok, I did start gparted, still I couldn't remove the Ubuntu partition 'cause Linux swap partition was beneath it -.-
    Any suggestions?
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    Remove the swap partition too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    Just installing Windows will do. It will overwrite the Linux boot loader without your permission (and there is no way to prevent it, making installing Windows after Linux for dual-boot a hassle).
    I remember having to do an fdisk /mbr a long time ago to remove the boot loader. I was using Grub, so maybe that isn't a problem with Lilo, or maybe the newer versions of Windows are better at getting rid of it?
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    I'm pretty sure everything since at least XP will overwrite the MBR during install.

    Linux installers (at least the few I have used) on the other hand, will give you the option of installing (overwriting) the boot sectors or not (many modern ones will even detect existing Windows installations and add them to grub config).

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