How can I uninstall Ubuntu and boot into Windows 7?

Ackson August 6, 2011
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I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, but the complexity of installing programs and such (using command line) made me want to uninstall it.

Now comes my problem, I followed the instructions in this MakeUseOf article. Everything went well until I used EasyBCD to fix my MBR. I did as the article said and rebooted, but the computer keeps saying it cannot load Windows.

My files are still there, it just won’t boot. I used Ubuntu from my USB disk to check this. I can’t use the Windows 7 install disc because the computer came with Windows 7. Help please.

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  1. Prince Iliyas
    June 30, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I am Also suffering From This Problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jessica Cam W.
    August 21, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I have run into the same problems you described, especially after using EasyBCD. I was able to get Windows booting like before using the Windows 7 install disc. I don't quite understand what you mean by " I can’t use the Windows 7 install disc because the computer came with Windows 7." In my case, the install disc seemed to have included repair tools so that when restarted my computer with either the files extracted from the Windows 7 ISO or from the actual install disc, I'd just have to click on "Startup Repair".

    I've also tried pressing and holding F8 when the computer was restarting. There's an option to repair your system. Basically what FIDELIS recommended in http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/uninstall-ubuntu-gain-access-windows-7-dual-boot-system/ worked well for me.

  3. Flezzey
    August 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Typical Ubuntu problems ! Had same experience. Installed 10.04 with XP Pro as Dual Boot config - Ubuntu went Viral and wiped out my Win MBR (Master Boot Record). Grrrr!
    Before that tried using Ubuntu 10.04 on Floppy and USB. Told it NOT to install but it just went ahead anyway, wiping out MBR. Grrrrr!
    Cannot even find, let alone write, a simple Driver for my 3G USB Wireless Modem; a VERY common one too - Huawei E160E. Used all over the world. Huawei NOT interested, nor ISP, but worse still, NO fanboy Linux Forums either. They whinge about Windows users being a lot of losers, but Ubuntu and all other Linux platforms have their failings too. And, of course NO Linux fanboys want to help - feel they are lowering themselves maybe?

  4. Jeffery Fabish
    August 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Let me guess, not a fan of Google? The very same question queried to Google revealed several answers.

  5. Tina
    August 7, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Ackson,

    we had a very similar question about two months ago. Please check out the solution suggested there and let us know whether or not it works. Thank you!

    How can I uninstall Ubuntu to gain access to Windows 7 again on a dual boot system?