Dual Boot with Ubuntu

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budel007player

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Hi,
I'm having a big problem. I used to have Windows XP installed, and Ubuntu on another partition. Since I installed Windows 7 (Over the Windows XP installation) the GRUB Loader is gone. Now I don't need Ubuntu, and I was wondering if I could delete the Unbuntu Partition using Disk Management in Windows 7 without having problems during booting to Windows.
I know the biggest problem after deleting Ubuntu is the absence of GRUB loader, which then causes Windows 7 not to boot properly. However, since GRUB loader has been overwritten during the Windows 7 installation, is it safe to just delete the Ubuntu Partition and extend the Windows 7 one?

I really want to make sure that after deleting Ubuntu, my PC will boot to Windows 7. I also have lost the Windows 7 repair disk...:(
 
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Instead on Deleting the Ubuntu Partition you could go to disk management and click on extend volume and increase your win7 volume...
 
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You can not extend your volume into a partitioned space. It has to be unallocated.

Use WUBI. It will install Ubuntu in Windows to a virtual drive file. You will have a boot menu to run Ubuntu. It runs the same as it would from its own partition and you don't need to change your hard drive (dangerous). If you don't like it, uninstall in Windows Add/Remove.

If GRUB no longer appears and you are using 7's bootloader, there should be no problem deleting the Ubuntu partition. If there is, run Startup Repair for 7 to fix it.
 

budel007player

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Thanks guys! I deleted the Ubuntu partition, and nothing went wrong. So I'm going to try and use that free space and try to extend my bootable partition ( Windows 7) using a third party software Bootable CD. Thanks for the help!
 

budel007player

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Yeah, But that disk manager won't extend my bootable partition to use the 'free space' right next to it.:S
 
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You can do it with the diskpart.exe utility. Try it from the booted DVD. Or, you can use any partitioner, bootable.

Partitioning Tools-->

Free:

Dr.Freeware Boot CD (also has file recovery, disk imaging and cloning)
EASEUS Partition Master (Vista-compatible)
Partition Wizard (free home and business editions)
Paragon Partition Manager 8.5-- PPM Special Edition serial and free registration
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
SystemRescueCD
Gparted LiveCD
Parted Magic
Vista Recovery Disk (Shrink, expand, create, delete partitions)
XP Recovery Console CD image (Create and delete partitions with diskpart.exe)


Commercial:

O&O Partition Manager 2 (Vista-compatible)
Paragon Partition Manager
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Terabyte BootIt NG
Acronis Disk Director
V-Com (Avanquest) Partition Commander
EASEUS Partition Manager
 
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