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Factory Restore and Removing Dual Boot Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by hl1996, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. hl1996

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    Hey...

    I have Windows vista and currently dual boot ubuntu linux

    I was thinking about removing linux as my dad is not happy with it dual booting because he is not familiar with it

    I was wondering if factory restore would remove everything to do with linux. or would it still be there but with no documents or anything...

    I have a few quick questions to add to this topic being:

    1) Would linux be permanently removed if i tried factory restore
    and
    2) Would the partitions be eliminated leaving only one full partition

    replies would be greatly appreciated

    thank you!
     
  2. huggie54

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    go here makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-safely-uninstall-ubuntu-in-windo...
     
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    makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-safely-uninstall-ubuntu-in-windo...
     
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  5. hl1996

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    hey thanks for replying to my question...

    Unfortunetly the link which you kindly provided me does not seem to work
     
  6. Elvandil

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    I don't think that a factory restore would work. There are Linux partitions on that drive that the restore will not expect and not recognize. Therefore, it will not know what to do with them or how to remove them and will fail.

    If I were you, just to be sure the restore works correctly, I would make a copy of Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image), boot it up, remove the Linux partitions, and then try the recovery. That should return everything to the way it was when you bought it.
     
  7. hl1996

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    hey

    thanks for your reply

    please could you go into more depth about uninstalling ubuntu and restoring the partition to its original size
     
  8. Elvandil

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    Make the CD, boot up with it. Delete the Linux partitions but leave the NTFS and EISA, and any FAT32. Exit. Reboot and run recovery.
     
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    thanks

    does this software act like another operating system because all the pictures on google make it seem like another operating system.

    and what potentially could go wrong with this software :confused:
     
  10. Elvandil

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    Yes, anything that boots up and has a picture has an operating system to make that picture. It runs Linux off from the CD. The software will do nothing that you don't tell it to do. It is perfectly safe to boot it up and look around.
     
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    ok thank you i will give it a try

    hope it works (y)
     
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    If you don't know what to do, do nothing. Come back if you have questions. But so long as you don't remove the NTFS, FAT32, or the EISA partition at the beginning, you should be all right. Since the CD is based on Linux, it should correctly identify the Linux partitions for you.
     
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