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How do I re-install Ubuntu on a dual boot laptop?

  1. #21


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by z31fanatic View Post
    Maddyn, there is another way to delete ubuntu without using EasyBCD.

    1. From the GRUB list choose the Win 8 loader.
    2. When on the Win 8 bootloader screen where it asks which operating system to boot, right below the Ubuntu option, there is something that says 'change defaults and choose other options'. Click on that.
    3. CXlick on Choose Other Options
    4. Click on Troubleshoot
    5. Click Advanced Options
    6. Click on Command Prompt. It will then ask you for your Win 8 user password so enter it and command prompt window should display.
    7. Type bootrec /fixboot and press the enter button.
    8. Type bootrec /fixmbr and press enter. There is a space between the letter "c" and /

    That's it, close Command window and restart your PC. Now the window loader shows up.
    Boot windows and then delete the Ubuntu partition like you did before and you are done. Problem fixed.

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    Hi z31fanatic, I dont see any change defaults options.where else can i find it? If i select windows recovery environment, it will directly boot windows 8 .

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  2. #22


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Does easybcd for windows 7 works with windows 8 ?
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  3. #23


    That GRUB looks a little different than mine. I think you may have a slightly older version. Mine is version 2.0.


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  4. #24


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8


    Hi guys, i used the easybcd to replace the grub with windows bootloader and it worked very fine. I havent yet deleted the ubuntu partion. Could someone please also tell me how to restore the grub with windows 8 in the grub list? Im trying to learn how to do this.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by maddyn73 View Post
    Hi guys, i used the easybcd to replace the grub with windows bootloader and it worked very fine. I havent yet deleted the ubuntu partion. Could someone please also tell me how to restore the grub with windows 8 in the grub list? Im trying to learn how to do this.
    The best way you can learn how to do this is by reading my post 12 again.
    Every conceivable answer you require is explained in the HELP section now that you have installed EasyBCD.
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