[Solved] Uninstall one of the Multiple OS : Windows 7, Linux Mint

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kumaramy, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    Hello.
    I have Windows 7 and Linux Mint installed on my PC. I want to uninstall Linux Mint without harming windows 7. Windows 7 is installed on Drive C and Linux is installed on something like Dev 10 as following screen shot.

    Please help.



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  2. xXBlackWidowXx

    xXBlackWidowXx MDL Junior Member

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    #2 xXBlackWidowXx, Jul 28, 2015
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    Load Windows and go to:

    Control Panel -- Administrative Tools -- Computer Management

    Then click on Disk Management in the left hand tree and delete the partitions that Mint resides on.

    After that you will have to fix the MBR. The easiest way that I know how to do that is to reboot with a Windows 7 installation disc and after you select your language you will see a Repair option in the lower left hand corner. Once there and it has found the Windows OS, click on command prompt and issue the following commands:

    bootrec /fixboot

    bootrec /fixmbr

    You can then reboot and it will load Windows 7.
     
  3. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    Thanks Black Widow:biggrin: Can i use bootable windows 7 pen drive instead of windows 7 installation disc?
     
  4. xXBlackWidowXx

    xXBlackWidowXx MDL Junior Member

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    Any bootable Windows installation media will work, yes.
     
  5. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    Ohh. Thanks :biggrin:
     
  6. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    Hi.
    I am not getting which one has Linux Mint :confused:



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  7. xXBlackWidowXx

    xXBlackWidowXx MDL Junior Member

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    Just judging from the screenshot, anything without a Volume Label would be Linux, and could PROBABLY be deleted.

    BUT I would start with just the very last partition, since your first screen said that Mint was on /dev/sda10. That would lead me to believe that it would be the 10th partition.

    After removing that one reboot normally and if you get a grub error then go ahead and boot the Windows install media and fix MBR.
     
  8. xXBlackWidowXx

    xXBlackWidowXx MDL Junior Member

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    #8 xXBlackWidowXx, Jul 28, 2015
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    You can also boot to Linux and run your partition manager and figure out which partitions are Linux ones.

    To check with fdisk it would go like this from a root command prompt:

    fdisk /dev/sda -l

    * I am also just guessing from your disk management that the 1.93GB one is Linux Swap. That one can be deleted.
     
  9. kumaramy

    kumaramy MDL Member

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    Yes. I done it. Worked !! :clap:
    Thanks A lot :biggrin:

    Edit : I deleted those top 3 without label name partitions then restart the command prompt using bootable USB.