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    Arrow Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    I uninstalled Ubuntu earlier but in the boot manager, Ubuntu is still there. It won't run, but how do I remove it? I run Windows Vista( ). Thanks.

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    Re: Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    Get EasyBCD (see signature). EasyBCD is a GUI for the Visa Boot Loader.

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    Re: Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    did you try removing it from your boot.ini file.
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    Re: Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    did you try removing it from your boot.ini file.
    Vista does not have a "boot.ini".

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    Re: Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    I am fairly new to Ubuntu myself and so I installed Ubuntu on to my Vista computer and removed it incorrectly. Naively I thought if I install it again I could remove it correctly and remove it from Window Boot Manager, not the case. After several Ubuntu and Window forums I found this way to remove Ubuntu (or any OS from the Windows Boot Manager) from the Windows Boot Manager without additional software.

    - Click start
    - Type: cmd
    - Right-click cmd when it appears under Programs
    - Click Run As Administrator

    Once the prompt is up type bcdedit.exe
    this will list all of the OS that start up in Windows Boot Manager

    Once you have this list you use the command bcdedit.exe/delete file name
    example: bcdedit.exe/delete {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f}


    I believe in giving credit where it is due so here are the links I used:

    To open cmd prompt as an administrator in Vista
    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-accoun...ss-denied.html

    To remove an OS from Windows Boot Manager
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc721886.aspx

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    Re: Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    Thanks. Very helpful. It solved my problem too!

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    Re: Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    Mark this as solve, so others can benefit
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason.tx View Post
    I am fairly new to Ubuntu myself and so I installed Ubuntu on to my Vista computer and removed it incorrectly. Naively I thought if I install it again I could remove it correctly and remove it from Window Boot Manager, not the case. After several Ubuntu and Window forums I found this way to remove Ubuntu (or any OS from the Windows Boot Manager) from the Windows Boot Manager without additional software.

    - Click start
    - Type: cmd
    - Right-click cmd when it appears under Programs
    - Click Run As Administrator

    Once the prompt is up type bcdedit.exe
    this will list all of the OS that start up in Windows Boot Manager

    Once you have this list you use the command bcdedit.exe/delete file name
    example: bcdedit.exe/delete {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f}


    I believe in giving credit where it is due so here are the links I used:

    To open cmd prompt as an administrator in Vista
    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-accoun...ss-denied.html

    To remove an OS from Windows Boot Manager
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc721886.aspx

    Excellent! It worked like a charm on Windows 7.

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    Thumbs up Re: Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    Excellent! It worked like a charm on vista

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    Re: Can't Remove Ubuntu From Windows Boot Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by jason.tx View Post
    I am fairly new to Ubuntu myself and so I installed Ubuntu on to my Vista computer and removed it incorrectly. Naively I thought if I install it again I could remove it correctly and remove it from Window Boot Manager, not the case. After several Ubuntu and Window forums I found this way to remove Ubuntu (or any OS from the Windows Boot Manager) from the Windows Boot Manager without additional software.

    - Click start
    - Type: cmd
    - Right-click cmd when it appears under Programs
    - Click Run As Administrator

    Once the prompt is up type bcdedit.exe
    this will list all of the OS that start up in Windows Boot Manager

    Once you have this list you use the command bcdedit.exe/delete file name
    example: bcdedit.exe/delete {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f}


    I believe in giving credit where it is due so here are the links I used:

    To open cmd prompt as an administrator in Vista
    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-accoun...ss-denied.html

    To remove an OS from Windows Boot Manager
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc721886.aspx
    I'm saving this thread thanks. Worked for me.

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