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    I have Win7+Ubuntu 13, want to remove

    I have win7 oem + ubuntu 13 and GRUB is main boot, tried to remove but it requires windows installation disk which i don't have coz mine is oem, i got to a solution i don't want which is formatting my hard drive, I gonna pull out my hdd from my laptop and format it using my pc, will that remove everything? i mean no grub and no windows, no partitions?

    I'm about to buy win8 builder cd coz its on sale where i am.

    sorry for the long thread

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    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: I have Win7+Ubuntu 13, want to remove

    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair


    An easy way [OS-Uninstaller] Safely remove Windows, Ubuntu... in 1 clic !
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1769489
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OS-Uninstaller


    How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...ta/7Bootloader

    If you can boot into Windows you can make a repairCD which you should have just in case anyway.


    Make your own Windows repairCD (not vendor recovery):
    http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/1114725.htm
    Windows users only - Silverlight
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/w...em-repair-disc

    Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-re...tion-dvd-disc/
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/creat...usb-drive.html






    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







  3. #3
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    Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Re: I have Win7+Ubuntu 13, want to remove

    Why BUY anything, you can get an Ubuntu version for a touch screen(I guess that's why you want Windows 8) for FREE. I don't know why folks keep throwing money at Bill Gates for his junky Op System when we have so many great Linux based Op Systems free for the using? Sure, this time around Windows 8 is only $69 bucks but if you're like me and don't have the money then even $10 would be too much.
    Check out this Op System:
    http://pinguyos.com/
    Sure, it's a bit heavy at 1.6GB but it has a very nice Cronky installed so you can keep up with system specs and has a great look and feel(felt a lot like OS X to me) and it's Ubuntu based so it'll be stable.
    I'd just do a clean install of PinguyOS and be happy or heck, even Ubuntu 12.04LTS is a great Op System, no need to look further IMHO. I've checked out a few different Op Systems since I've learned how to make a "Live" USB version of em' and for my needs Ubuntu 12.04 works perfectly but I am keeping an eye on PinguyOS, it looks pretty dang cool as well.
    "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"

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    Re: I have Win7+Ubuntu 13, want to remove

    Why buy anything? ... 'cause sometimes the thing you want isn't free. Yes win8 has some issues, but sometimes its the best option for people, especially in a user environment that includes people that have no idea what a terminal is, let alone the desire to use one.

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