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ubuntu dual boot removal. I need some assistance.

  1. #1

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    windows 8

    ubuntu dual boot removal. I need some assistance.

    i tried to install ubuntu on an external hard drive and during instilation somehow the grub bootloader got installed on my internal hard drive. i cant seem to find any way to remove it. Im a total noob and im trying to find a solution for my problem. heres what im talking about
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    This seems to be quite a common issue... better to ask in Ubuntu forum...

    Either way look here...grub2 - Uninstalling GRUB from UEFI laptop - Ask Ubuntu
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    Windows 8.1 x64

    You could try removing the entries from the BCD store. Use the bcdedit /enum all command in an Administrative command window and see if the listings are shown.

    If they are, you can use the bcdedit /delete {some GUID number} to remove them.
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  4. #4

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    Linux Mint 17.2

    Not that hard to do. See the following tutorial. It should still work with Windows 8. You may have to turn off UEFI & Secure boot, in order to use this tool.
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ubuntu dual boot removal. I need some assistance.
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