Ubuntu: How to Remove Ubuntu (Windows Vista)

A manual for Vista users who want to remove Ubuntu.

There are many guides concerning Ubuntu out in the web, but only a few of them guide users through the process of removing Ubuntu. Removing Ubuntumay seem like an imposible task to many beginners but this guide will take you throughout the process step-by-step.

Step 1- Remove the Ubuntu partition

You can do this by pressing the start button (the shiny blue orb) and then pressing control panel. In the search part of the control panel, type in “partition”. After that one option called “Administrative Tools” should appear. Use that and remove the partition that Ubuntu is currently on.

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Step 2- Make sure you have your vista installation CD

If you have your Vista installation CD, you are one step ahead and can proceed to the next step. (do not get the installation cd and recovery cd mixed up)

Now like many users out there (including myself), Vista was already installed into your system when your purchased it. Do not panic, you can burn a copy of the cd in the following link. (click the word “link”)

Now after you download the appropriate file, burn it on to a CD and save it for later.

Step 3- Now restart your computer, Vista should not boot up and your computer will leave you with a horrible black screen, don’t panic. Insert your Vista installation CD into the computer and turn the computer off with the “off” button (please don’t ask me where the off button is). Holt the power button for around 5 secs and the computer should turn off. Now, turn it back again. After it turns on, it should boot into the Vista Installation CD.

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Step 4- Select your language and currency preferences and press next. Click repair your system, select the correct operating system and press next.

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Step 5- Press control panel and type the following Bootrec.exe/FixMbr and press enter.

You are finished, reboot your system and Vista should be back!!

windowsrulestheworld
09.07.19

That was sooo helpful. I couldn\’t get past the command promt part, thanks!

09.07.19

Thanks, i was glad i could help. When i did this process, it was way hard without a guide. :)

09.07.19

Great article and am so glad I do not have vista!

09.07.19

what operating system do you use?

09.07.19

Very helpful, thank you.,

09.07.19

Helpful. I’m getting vista soon!

09.07.19

Thanks for sharing. I learn something new today :)

09.07.19

I’ve been letting nasty Ubuntu rest stagnantly on my system while using Vista on the same machine every day. So if I do this, I won’t lose my data? Because it kind of sounds like I’ll be starting from scratch…

09.07.19

You wont lose any data in Vista, but you will lose any data saved on Ubuntu. I suggest you transfer all your vital files on Ubuntu to Vista, then do this process. This isn’t a system recovery so you’ll keep all your data on Vista.

09.07.19

Thanks very much, Ive been wanting to get rid of ubuntu off my laptop for ages now.

Stephen J. Ardent
09.07.19

Interesting. On the other hand I used Ubuntu disk to save my system when Vista crashed and told me it couldn’t find the bootmgr. I was thinking of making a dual boot with it.

Julius
09.07.19

Will this process is the same with Windows 7?

Ifeanyi Ogbonna
09.07.19

Thank u very much,now i can go to bed

Ifeanyi Ogbonna
09.07.19

Julius,I just tested it in windows 7 and it worked perfectly.

rofl
09.07.19

command prompt… not control panel

Diane
09.07.19

I was in all sorts of trouble with ubuntu so decided to reinstall it again alongside win7…..selected the wrong options evidently as new to all this. Well I had to google for answers and found this page….well how easy was that…..thank you :)
Think I will leave ubuntu on the disc and stay with windows for a while or get someone to install it that knows what they are doing.
Thanks again, you got me out of big trouble.

kvjfb
09.07.19

Surely insted of ‘control panel’ in step 5, it should read ‘command prompt’? I think I get the idea anyway but it might be best to clear this up.

Robb
09.07.19

Thank you. Worked also for using windows 7, 64bit Verizon’s also!

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