- Backup your Linux files
- Delete Linux Partitions
- Log in to an account with administrative privileges.
- Right click on My Computer, click ‘Manage’.
- Choose ‘Disk Management’ listed under ‘Storage’ and you will see all of your partitions listed there.
Next, you need to identifypartitions. The Linux partitions generally don’t have a file system listed with them if Windows doesn’t recognize it, so this can serve as a clue. Other ways can be identifying by size or partition number. You can use partition managers, these are generally better at identifying file systems. Go ahead, delete the partitions, just make sure you delete the correct ones. Linux is gone and so is GRUB, which allowed you to choose operating system to use at boot time.
- Boot from Windows CD/DVD and choose “Repair” when it shows up
- Choose command prompt on the resulting screen and run the following two commands:
– bootrec /fixmbr
– bootrec /fixboot
XP users need to run the recovery console from Windows XP CD and then typefixmbrwhen at the command prompt.
Reclaim free space
Restart now, remove the CD and you should be able to boot into your Windows installation. Once there, you should go ahead and reclaim the unpartitioned free space which was previously occupied by. Doing so is simple and straight forward:
- Fire up Disk Management as before.
- Right-click on the unparitioned space, choose new partition or new logical drive.
- Specify the size and other options according to your needs and you are done.
The free space should now be accessible from My Computer like any other partition. Alternatively, you can create multiple partitions from the free space or resize existing partitions to suit your needs.You can use utilities like, or any one of the many partition managers on HBCD to perform such advanced tasks easily.
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