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Does "Fully clean drive" option removes all Ubuntu related

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    Vista, 8

    Does "Fully clean drive" option removes all Ubuntu related

    I'm having a hard time removing Ubuntu so my question is, if I reset my Windows 8 with "Fully clean the drive" option in the reset my PC mode, will it remove all Ubuntu partitions, Grub etc.?

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Yes, and depending on the size of the drive - it will take a long while..
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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Windows will automatically remove the Ubuntu OS, when you install from a set of Restore discs. I keep a back up on a NAS of my Windows install and Xubuntu. So that way if I need to go back to use Windows, I can swap images using Clonezilla.
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    I've acquired PC's with Linux on the HD and to clean it off so I could use it exclusively for Windows,
    I've booted up the PC with my DOS Utilities CD and ran FDISK and 'Remove Non Dos Partitions'.
    That removes the Linux partition so I could then set up a standard Dos partition. Windows will install to that with No problems.

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