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Removing Linux Mint

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  • Started 3 years ago by Darkness169
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Darkness169
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I have two OSs in my computer, Windows Vista and Linux Mint. I want to remove Linux Mint from my computer, is there a simple method of doing this?
I'm currently booting from GRUB, and I don't have the CD that I installed Mint with. And the version of Mint I'm using is 8. Thanks!

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whs
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You can easily remove Mint. But you will have rebuild the bootmgr for Vista. You do that best with Command Prompt of the installation disk. The commands are:

bootrec /RebuildBcd
bootrec /FixMbr
bootrec /FixBoot

Or you can run Startup/Repair 3 times.

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Darkness169
Posts: 40

What is the bootmgr for Vista?
And do I run those commands with the Command Prompt in Windows Vista?
Thanks!

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Darkness169
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I searched and rebuilding the bootmgr requires a Vista disc, I don't have one.

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whs
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Well, when you remove Mint, your bootmgr is going to be unoperational. So the only way to rebuid it is with a disc. Create a repair disc: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-have-one/

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Darkness169
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The link to Neosmart offers the x64, I'm running 32 bit version of Windows Vista. Is it okay?

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whs
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X64 is not OK, but look again on Neosmart. I am half blind and I can see the x86 version.

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doctordeere
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Under "Download Links" select "Windows Vista Recovery Disc 32-Bit (x86) Edition".

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Darkness169
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I should've read the whole thing... :(
I'm going to follow the steps, I'll report back later!

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Darkness169
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Okay, I have created the disk. So enter these commands:

bootrec /RebuildBcd
bootrec /FixMbr
bootrec /FixBoot

Into Command Prompt in Windows Vista?
Then reboot and then rebuild bootmgr with the disc? :)

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Darkness169
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Oh wait, that's what I'm supposed to be doing after I have removed Mint.

But how do I remove Mint?

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Darkness169
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I have successfully removed the partitions! :) Do I have to "recover" the space now?

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whs
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You can use the partition for something else or delete the partition in Disk Management and add the unallocated space to the partition that is to the left of it.

If you want further details, post a picture of your full Disk Management and I will have a look.

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StringJunky
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Why don't you make that space a partition on its own and save stuff in it separate from Windows..it'll be easier to find and recover saved stuff if the worst happens to Windows. You could use a LiveCD version of Mint to export it if and when necessary.

Tony

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Darkness169
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Here you go! :)

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whs
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I do not see unallocated space. There is only this itty bitty empty Eisa partition that I would leave alone.

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Darkness169
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What's a Eisa partition?

So I'm fine to gooooooo? :)

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