How to safely uninstall Linux Mint from dual boot Windows 7
I just found a great video tutorial on how to safely uninstall Linux Mint from dual boot Windows, I’m glad to share it with the linux’ers.
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- EasyBCD (download http://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1)
Just write something in those boxes, and you’ll be able to download it free.
- You’re at the GRUB menu, Boot into Windows 7
- Having the EasyBCD, now Open EasyBCD
- Go to BCD Deployment
- By default, you will have the Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR, button checked. If you don’t have that checked, check it now! (before it’s too late…)
- Click on Write MBR (that red button). This removed the GRUB menu, and made Windows 7 load automatically.
- Go now to Edit boot menu.
- Highlight Windows 7
- Check Skip the boot menu.
- And then Save settings.
- Close EasyBCD.
- Right – Click on My Computer
- Click on Manage, and the partitions will pop-up now, you’re just going to remove the Linux partition.
- Right-Click on the Linux volume and click Delete volume.
- Now Right-click on the deleted volume and click Delete partition. Now you lost everything on Linux, if you didn’t back-up your files, they’re gone forever.
- Now right click on your Drive that’s near the empty partition, and click on Extend volume. It will automatically set the size of extension, just click next and you’re done.
Reboot and your 100% Linux Mint free.