Removing dual boot from a laptop

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Hi there,

I have an Acer Aspire laptop which had Ubuntu 13.04 pre-installed, I am used to windows, so I installed Windows 8 alongside Ubuntu 13.04, now after a while, I am no longer interested in Ubuntu, how can uninstall Ubuntu only without doing a fresh install of Windows 8?

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Removing dual boot from a laptop


Hi Deborah,
There are multiple ways to remove the Ubuntu from the dual boot system.
Solution 1: Using the system commands
1) Boot the Ubuntu CD in the system
2) Launch the shell and change the ESP
3) Type the command 'sudo rm -rf EFI/ubuntu'
4) Launch the GParted, parted, gdisk, cgdisk on the disk
5) Delete the Linux partition
6) Resize the Windows partition to fill the disk
7) Reboot the Windows system to test that it works properly

Solution 2: Using the Partition disk
1) Insert the recovery disc into the system
2) Boot the system through the recovery disc
3) Select the command prompt option, the command prompt window will open
4) Type the command 'bootrec/fixmbr' and press enter
5) Reboot the system, the Ubuntu option will not be displayed to the user
6) Click 'Start', right click 'My Computer'
7) Select 'Manage', click 'Disk Management' from the list


8) Right click Ubuntu partitions and select delete option
9) After the partition space is removed, right click Windows and select extended partition


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