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by d5j9 / October 15, 2009 4:17 AM PDT

I have linux partition that I want to destroy. My question is, when I kill the partition, will the Windows XP bootloader replace GRUB or will I have to somehow change the MBR to make Windows XP the bootloader?


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The latter
by Jimmy Greystone / October 15, 2009 4:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Quick question.

The latter. You'll need to boot to the XP recovery console and use the "fixmbr" command. Use Google for specifics.

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No way to change it before?
by d5j9 / October 15, 2009 8:33 AM PDT
In reply to: The latter

So I can't just transfer it before I remove the linux partition, either?

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You probably could
by Jimmy Greystone / October 15, 2009 9:33 AM PDT

You probably could, but the process is basically the same regardless.

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by d5j9 / October 15, 2009 12:55 PM PDT
In reply to: You probably could

Just realized I totally misunderstood all this. I was thinking your GRUB would disappear with Linux, leaving me without a bootloader.

Thanks for the help, though. I appreciate it!

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by d5j9 / October 18, 2009 2:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!

OK, misread some articles. Removing the partition DOES leave your computer unable to boot. Fortunately, though, fixmbr works.

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