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How To Safely Uninstall Linux When Dual Boot Installed With Windows XP 'LINK'

If you recently installed a new version of Windows next to a previous one, your computer will now show a dual-boot menu in the Windows Boot Manager screen from where you can choose which Windows versions to boot into: the new version or the earlier version.

How to safely uninstall Linux when Dual boot installed with Windows XP


Update: Windows 7, XP, and Vista are no longer supported by Microsoft. For the latest, make sure you are running Windows 10 or above. For more, check out how to dual boot with Windows 10.

What you just did was remove Windows 7 from the Windows Boot manager so now it will no longer show up when you boot the computer. Essentially, the computer is no longer a Dual-Boot System (2 Windows Versions installed).

ellow i hope someone could help me i have a big problem on my netbooki install ubuntu on my netbook but i has already a window 7 so i run a unetboot to do the dualbooting i successfully do the dualbooting but when i shutdown my netbook and restart it wont boot to any of the window and on the screen appear something like this

@mrGroove I have installed windows server 2008 on c: and later Redhat 5 on d:The problem is that redhat did not create a dual boot and i can only boot from redhat.How do I force it to create a dual boot to include server 2008

Hi guys. My pc is a dual boot device. I have windows vista and linux. i just wanna format windows OS, without having any effect on linux. The reason for format is every time when i try to install any thing in windows it prompts for admin cousin forgot it. can u guys please suggest me to over come this?

On that note, if I understand correctly, there are some entries around the web describing methods to reduce the dual-boot-menu timeout to 0 seconds. The suggestion was deadly for me because I needed time to choose the non-default dual-boot item. With the timeout period set to 0 seconds, I was left with No Time to make the proper dual-boot selection. Then, I was locked out of my computer, or at least I could never get a chance to select the desired non-default dual-boot menu item.

Many users have installed two different operating systems (OS) on the same hard drive. Some of them actually only use one of the systems. If that is your case, you may need to remove dual boot in Windows 10/11 without affecting the other OS.

To uninstall one of the operating systems on dual boot computer, you can delete the target OS in System Configuration, or delete the partition where OS that you want to get rid of is installed. Thus, the following two methods are worth trying.

This method is to delete the partition where the OS you want to discard directly. If you are dual booting Ubuntu and Windows and now want to delete the Ubuntu, it is recommended to use the freeware: AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. If you consider using Windows 10/11 Disk Management to remove dual boot, it may let you down because the Ubuntu OS is installed on Ext3 or Ext4 partition on Windows and the Disk Management cannot recognize such partitons.

As mentioned above, if you have installed Ubuntu and Windows on the computer and disabled Ubuntu, you need to take an extra step: overwrite the Linux boot loader with the Windows boot loader via the Windows installation or repair disc.

This is how to disable or remove dual boot in Windows 10/11 safely without causing boot problems. Choose an appropriate method for your situation. If you want to remove Windows 10/11 and keep Linux system, you can create a bootable media and then boot from it to use the same way to remove Windows 10 from dual boot hard drive.

And that would be it. On next boot, you will see the option of Linux Mint on the grub screen. And thus you can enjoy the beautiful and beginner-friendly Linux distribution. I hope you found this guide to Linux Mint dual boot with Windows helpful.

By default on an unattended installation on a Vista or Windows 7 guest, there will be the XPDM graphics driver installed. This graphics driver does not support Windows Aero / Direct3D on the guest. Instead, the WDDM graphics driver needs to be installed. To select this driver by default, add the command line parameter /with_wddm when invoking the Windows Guest Additions installer. This is only required for Vista and Windows 7.

If you have a version of the Guest Additions installed on your virtual machine and wish to remove it without installing new ones, you can do so by inserting the Guest Additions CD image into the virtual CD-ROM drive as described above. Then run the installer for the current Guest Additions with the uninstall parameter from the path that the CD image is mounted on in the guest, as follows:

This tutorial will guide you on how you can perform the installation of Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.10, or Ubuntu 18.04 in dual-boot with a Microsoft Operating System on machines that come pre-installed with Windows 10.

I created a bootable USB using another Windows PC - doesn't show up when I press C or option key. The only thing that show's up when I press the option key is a HDD icon named Windows with an arrow under it. If I click it, it takes me to Windows XP, which I cannot use properly. The only thing I was able to do is to install Linux Mint 14 from an old DVD, which works ok except I don't have Wi-Fi.

Technically, there will be some left-over bits of GRUB in the disk blocks between the MBR and the beginning of the first partition, but once the MBR part of GRUB has been overwritten with a more traditional boot code, those leftover parts of GRUB will not be accessed by anything. A careful forensic examination might reveal that GRUB had once been installed to this system, but that's about it.

and then the screen goes blank and... nothing, nada, blank screen and that's it. How do I know this? I know this cuz I've just wasted two days trying to make a dual-boot system that had Linux installed first.

Support did remove old Java versions, tried to remove old Visual C++ Runtime Library 2005 without success, uninstalled McAfee AntiVirus Plus, run removal tool, reboot computer, installed the virtual technician, all checks "OK" and reinstalled McAfee AntiVirus Plus. Problem is still: user defined scan does not work (i.e. folder "Desktop" or folder "programs"), error message about an unexpected problem. Quickscan and full scan works, but not the "user defined scan", indifferently which settings are used. A surprise was the quick disconnect of remote session by assistant after problem arises again without further information.

VirtualBox Virtual Maschine - Win XP SP3, 2 GB memory, 2 core cpu, 120GB hard disk (dual boot machine with WIn XP and openSUSE 11.0), free space on C: 2,03 GB, 5 partitions (1xNFTS,2xFAT32,1xNTFS,1xFAT32)

in the mean time I installed McAfee Internet Security in another virtual machine, also Windows XP, SP3, 2 GB memory, 80GB fixed virtual hard disk, 4 windows partitions (NTFS,FAT32,FAT32,NTFS) and 4 linux partition (openSUSE 11.1) - also a dual boot machine, cloned from another real hard disk (the real notebook is no more working right, but the hard disk works), 2 core cpu.

If you've got a single hard disk drive with multiple partitions and you want to dual-boot, for simplicity's sake, it's easiest to consolidate all your files onto drive C:, or at least cut things down to just two partitions, one for software and one for data. Similarly, if you've got multiple hard disks, for an easy life, shuffle your stuff around so as to give Linux a whole drive to itself.

I'm not too hot with Mac's, but my understanding is that older macs had problems with the chip architecture and linux had to be compiled especially for them, but with more recnt macs that now use the Intel chips, there is no reason why Linux won't run fine on them - and it can certainly be installed to a virtual machine, presumably in the same way as you have Win7 running.

Those are just my personal preferences at the minute having tried CentOS and a few other server flavours and everything (OK many things - there's too much out there to claim 'everything'!) from Puppy and DSL, through Fedora, Suse and Ubuntu, with Gnome2, Gnome3, Unity, LDXE, KDE etc. as desktop GUIs. I even still have a Win7 partition to dual boot into on one of my laptops - a necessity for testing IE natively, unfortunately

It may not have the flexibility of Suse with KDE, but for someone starting out with Linux, my experience is that it works out of the box, and that's important in your position (I would think). It has the strength that, at its heart, it is based on Debian (via Ubuntu), but also has an incredibly strong community voice in its development. It's not the be-all and end-all of Linux distributions - as other posters have said, Arch and others have massive power and flexibility - but for me, when I was learning Linux, I didn't want to start at the deep end, I wanted a system that worked well immediately, but that I could then dig deeper gradually as I felt I was ready for the next step.

There are other alternatives as well, dual booting is one possibility - although that might be a step too far for your IT team at first; a 'roll your own' distribution is not as hard as it seems as Ubuntu and others come with software that allows you to add and remove packages and then create a new LiveDVD to boot from; and the LTSP project could be used to set up a Linux application server, with the desktops being given the option on boot as to booting into Windows as normal, or as a terminal server pulling their software from there.

Although I am a Linux user, I am not a Windows/M$ hater and can see many benefits of having both available in an IT environment - but with the discussions around in terms of the teaching of IT in schools and increasing the focus on teaching IT development, having a development environment such as Linux available which can include an individual localhost webserver for every station for IT students (and others) learning about webdesign along many other development features - and knowing it can be wiped and reinstalled, complete with its entire software setup in about 30minutes, and that the same system can be made available to students to use at home (in the same ways as I have suggested above - live/external hard drive/dual boot/virtual machines), Linux has to be worth considering, even in a primarily Windows ecosystem.


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