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Can I Remove an Unused Partition from my Hard Drive?

My computer has a 320GB hard drive which has both Win7 & a Linux distro on it. After I installed the Linux OS I found that I prefer Win7 & will never use it so I want to delete Linux & remove the added partitions. Can this be done without corrupting Win7 or doing a complete reformat &, if so, how? Thanks!

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Use extreme caution.

The Linux install installed another boot manager. If you remove Linux I often find these to fail to boot.

DON'T PANIC

Go get EASYBCD and research how to boot it from CD, USB and learn about it's boot repair features.
Bob

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Can I Remove an Unused Partition from my Hard Drive?

Thanks for the advice, Bob. I joined EasyBCD's forums &, hopefully I'll get this resolved. Regards.
Dave

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I'm not saying much but.

I ran afoul of this issue personally and fixed it within 10 minutes and that included burning the EasyBCD boot CD.

You can do this but remember to not remove that partition until you have a backup. For me that meant CLONEZILLA (see google) and saving the entire HDD contents to some external hard drive.
Bob

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