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Getting back to Windows

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    Getting back to Windows


    I installed Ubuntu on my laptop alongside Windows 8.1 as a dual boot yesterday however I didnt like it. I did it via guides on google and youtube as i know very little about doing it but it made things easier although i had to do things i never did before like edit things in UEFI or something. However i would like to go back to windows by itself now without damaging anything however i dont know how to. I just want to go back as if i bought the laptop new.I created a recovery system recovery drive on a USB before i installed ubuntu. Please could someone help me get back to windows.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    hi there
    Insert recovery medium
    now chose ==>repair system and get into command mode

    cd /bootrec
    fixmbr
    fixboot


    should now work OK whether UEFI or not.

    (You might need a second boot to finish repairing if the system needs extra actions).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    hi there
    Insert recovery medium
    now chose ==>repair system and get into command mode

    cd /bootrec
    fixmbr
    fixboot


    should now work OK whether UEFI or not.

    (You might need a second boot to finish repairing if the system needs extra actions).

    Cheers
    jimbo

    Hi thanks for reply. So i put the USB into my laptop and click on it? do i choose repair system after i click on USB?


    Just to clarify i dont have much information on my laptop on windows so i dont mind if everything gets deleted, i dont mind a complete restore like a fresh install i just want to get back to how my laptop was.

    Thanks
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    anyone can help me uninstall ubuntu from dual boot and get back to only winodws?
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    please could someone help me get back to windows?
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    What jimbo says above should fix your bootloader and put you back to just windows. You won't have to reinstall your system, you simply need to remove the boot entries from Windows.

    Once that is gone, you should be able to delete the partitions that you created for Linux from within Windows disk management and then extend your C drive back into them so you can use your entire hard drive.

    I HIGHLY recommend using Virtual machines when you want to play with other OS's. Dual booting is "old school".
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