Ubuntu uninstall VERY IMPORTANT!!?
Question: Hey, yesterday i asked if i can run windows 7 and linux on dual boot, just for try. And what/ if any dangers there where with it. I got about 8 answer, where people advised me to install ubuntu. I installed ubuntu but waiting to restart. When i woke up and turned on my computer, i had linux, without ANY of my very VERY important files. So here is the question, HOW THE **** DO I GET MY COMPUTER BACK TO MY WINDOWS 7!!! Ps: This is very VERY important as i have programs that ONLY run windows 7, and that i gotta use my computer TOMORROW for some very important. Btw i have not made a repair disc, as i just did what the guys told me to!!! Please help me!!!
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How To Uninstall Ubuntu from a Dual Boot with Windows http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-safe... LUg.
to avoid any conflicts you must uninstall your old drivers. and it doesn't cost anything to uninstall the OLD drivers
ok, did you dual instal it, or did you instal it over windows 7? there's hope for the first, a possibility of getting your files back if the second. if you dual installed it, when you first boot you will be met with a black screen (this is called grub) wit a bunch of options, use the arrow keys to go down to the windows 7 option and press enter. problem solved. if there is no windows 7 option, you successfully formatted windows 7 off of your hard drive. Lucky for you Ubuntu is much smaller than windows 7, so with any luck you will be able to recover your files (search file recovery in Google or ask another yahoo answer for that one). Also while your enjoying Ubuntu, you may wanna check out an application called "Wine" it emulates and runs windows programs, so you may be able to get by with that until you can get it fixed.
If for some reason you find the need to get back to your Windows XP bootloader instead of the one installed by your Linux distro, simply follow these instructions: 1. Boot up with your Windows XP disc. 2. Select the option Recovery Console. 3. At the prompt, type "fdisk /mbr" (without the quotes of course) 4. Restart your computer. Edited with correct info from the following
You can download your copy of W7 from here and use you product key to activate. All perfectly legal. It must be a copy of your original W7 though. This download also includes SP1 Unless you did a dual boot when you installed Ubuntu I would think your important files have gone http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-...
You need something like Partition Magic to format the Ubuntu partition and then us Partition Magic to remove the partition. That will get rid of Ubuntu by getting rid of EVERYTHING on that partition. Of course now that I've mentioned the word "format" I'm going to have to mention that you should always make sure you have every file that you're not willing to lose backed up before messing with these sort of things. Like I mentioned formatting will remove EVERYTHING so make sure you backup stuff like music, documents and any files you want to keep. While you're at it you might as well backup everything on the XP partition too. Whenever you're messing with these kind of things you always run the risk of losing stuff. So be careful and always backup your files.
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