How to safely Uninstall Ubuntu from Windows Dual Boot PC

May 21,2019 • Filed to: Partition Solutions • Proven solutions

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If you have recently installed Ubuntu on your PC in a dual boot setting and for some reasons the results you expected didn’t take effect you may decide to uninstall the program. Some users complain about the Ubuntu program taking up so much space on their hard drive hence their decision to have the program removed. Removing Ubuntu is not difficult but doing so without any loss of data is the challenge you have to overcome. In this article we will teach you how to safely Uninstall it from Windows Dual Boot PC without data loss.

Overview of Ubuntu

Linux  operating systems use Ubuntu exclusively and this software is used by both desktops and servers for cloud computing and security. Ubuntu app is available for free online and users have come to rely on it to improve their device’ application. Ubuntu has  software numbering thousands for word processing applications, web servers, spreadsheet, email software and internet access apps.

For users who have had this software on their PC or Laptops for sometime but wish to uninstall it without running the risks of data loss, we have compiled some steps that will prove valuable.

How to safely Uninstall Ubuntu from Windows

First Case - Uninstall Ubuntu by installing a new OS

This procedure is tailor made for systems that have only Ubuntu installed on it or if you want to install a multi-boot OS on your system.

Installing a new operating system is a very simple way to uninstall Ubuntu from your device. After completing this step, the new OS will replace Ubuntu on your system without any trace. If this step does not work, you will need to seek sufficient information about the OS and Installation procedures.

Here are the steps to take

This process will wipe off Ubuntu completely from your system so you don’t have to uninstall Ubuntu before you install a new OS as installer will take care of all that.

Second Case - Uninstall Ubuntu by removing multi-boot

This step is for those who installed the Ubuntu program in a dual boot (cohabitation) mode in Windows or those who wish to remove Ubuntu while keeping Windows intact.

Uninstalling Ubuntu

Follow the guidelines “Reinstall Windows compatible MBR” to remove Ubuntu in the access menu.

Executing this action will allow your PC to boot from Windows but Ubuntu partition will still remain in your drive. To remove it, follow these steps accordingly.

To allocate disk space to other partitions you can make use of third party applications for this purpose. There are so many apps online that can be downloaded for free but make sure that you check seek technical support should you have any need for help when installing a new operating system.

Third case - Uninstalling Ubuntu by wiping Hard Drive

This case is for computers that run parallel with or without another OS or if you wish to delete all data from your hard drive. This action will leave your drive with zero data.

Procedure of Uninstalling Ubuntu by wiping Hard Drive

A more radical approach will be to wipe off the hard drive completely. This step will erase all data on your drive and not only the Ubuntu software.

The identifier  for most systems is / Dev / sda but do a proper check to be sure. If you pick the wrong identifier ID you may erase data from the wrong storage.

Fourth case - Uninstall Ubuntu installed Wubi

This method is designed for Ubuntu installed on Microsoft using Wubi Installer and for those who wish to remove Ubuntu while maintaining current Windows Installation

This case is a more careful approach that is different from a total hard drive erase. With this approach you can uninstall Ubuntu without losing Windows app and other vital files

For Windows 2000/XP use this tool (Add /Remove Program).

For Windows Vista/ Windows 7,8 and 10 use this tool (Programs to Uninstall)

If you still notice the presence of Ubuntu on your Windows, try booting the menu to eliminate traces. If a boot does not work, use a software like Easy BCD for menu edition.

For XP users, modify BOOT.INI file. To do this, delete the line that starts with “Ubuntu”. To modify BOOT. INI, do the following

This guide is simple and straightforward and will safely Uninstall Ubuntu from Windows Dual Boot without any loss of data. Ubuntu software serves it’s purpose for users but the moment you decide to have it removed, any of the case scenarios highlighted above will work well for you.

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