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Can partitioning be reversed?

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  1. Daskill

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    I have 100GB on my hard disk. Let's say I want to install some version of Linux. I create a partition of say, 30GB on my disk, install Linux and that's that. Now, if I later decide I don't like/need Linux anymore, can I then delete everything on the 30GB partition and give it back to Windows?
     
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    which OS are you using?

    if you are using vista, the built in disk management system can do it very easily.

    one thing to be wary of: a linux installation will automatically install a bootloader, and simply removing the linux partition wont correct this. you would need to use the windows disc and for xp use the repair console and use: "fix/ mbr", and with vista, tell it your location, and click repair.
     
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