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How To Remove Grub From Windows 10?

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by _Default, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. _Default

    _Default New Member

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    After deleting Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon from dual boot, Ive noticed that my grub bootloader is still there. How can I get rid of it so that I can do a clean install of Linux without having an error pop up saying "unable to install grub"


     
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    wizardfromoz Well-Known Member

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    Can you describe the fashion in which you deleted it, ie was it from Windows or other (such as GParted from an install medium)?

    A blow by blow would help for whomever is next up at the batting plate, :)

    Wiz
     
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    I went onto windows disk management a d deleted linux
     
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    If you just do a clean install it will install a new and working Grub2 and NOT report "unable to install grub".
     
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    No. Ive tried multiple things so far and every time i tried to install (after removing linux) it would tell me grub couldnt be installed and my installer has crashed. It gives me an error message each time.
     
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    wizardfromoz Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, take a look through this article, and start where it says

    https://www.howtogeek.com/141818/how-to-uninstall-a-linux-dual-boot-system-from-your-computer/

    The early reference to WUBI is of no consequence to you.

    See if you think that is what you did, and if not, try it.

    The bit about expanding out your Windows to fill all the free space is the way to eliminate all traces of Linux.

    If that all works for you, then when you come back into installing Linux, let its partitioning process resize Windows for you.

    Cheers

    Wizard
     
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