Many a times, you install Ubuntu or any other linux operating system along with XP, Vista or Windows 7. So if you have a dual boot system, with Windows and Linux, then Linux boot loader will be displayed first, and then you can choose an operating system which you want to start.
After trying linux you think that linux is not for you. You want to remove linux, but how? Some people may say that simply delete linux partition. Doing this is not advisable. Because only data will be deleted by this and not GRUB (linux bootloader). In case, if you have already deleted Linux partitions, then you will be in trouble, because Windows won’t boot.
Remove Linux and the Bootloader
So, here is the method to remove linux from dual boot and hence remove linux bootloader also.
1) Boot from Windows XP/Vista/7 CD/DVD, and enter into Recovery Console by pressing R. If you have set administrator password, then enter that password in the next step.
2) Now type fixmbr command and press Enter
3) Press Y to confirm and then type exit, to exit from recovery console.
4) Now you can safely delete/remove linux partitions through Windows Disk Management or can use a third party software. To start Disk Manager, just right click on My Computer and click on Manage. From here, select the partition and format it.
This is how we can remove linux from dual boot system. If you want to just try out linux (e.g. Ubuntu), then you can use live disk which doesn’t need to be installed on the system. You need to insert the disk, boot from that CD/DVD and select the option that says “Try out Ubuntu without installing”. This way you can try out different linux distributions without installing.