How do I manually remove Ubuntu from my Windows 8 PC?

Recently I briefly toyed around with Ubuntu 12.04 for a little, and after navigating my way through multiple errors I eventually found that I was unable to launch Windows as it a file missing or something along those lines. I then refreshed Windows followed by successfully removing the "Grub Loader", however I'm now finding myself unable to remove "Ubuntu" from the list of operating systems that display upon startup. I have no programs in my Programs and Features list as a result of the refresh and have so far had no luck finding a successful method at removing Ubunto elsewhere.

Could someone give me preferably simple directions (As I'm not too familiar with some of the more complicated aspects of Windows) as to how I would manually remove Ubuntu. Also from what I've read I've been told that Ubuntu alters my partitions or something along those lines? (I'm unfamiliar with what they are). If thats the case, could someone assist me in restoring those to their original state as I'm clueless at how to do it safely.


I'll also add that if it's the easiest option and I can have it confirmed that it will fix everything, I'm willing to completely Restore my PC.



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Last updated April 15, 2020 Views 10,844 Applies to:



To remove Ubuntu from Boot menu please follow below instructions:


1 - Start CMD as an Administrator. Open Start Screen by moving your mouse to the down-left corner of the screen and then type cmd after it found Command Prompt, right click on it and select "Run as Administrator" from the menu in the down of the screen.


2 - now type bcdedit and hit Enter. in CMD window you will get something like below:



Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {1476af5e-e5bc-11de-b180-0024543ae029}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 10

Windows Boot Loader
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {1476af60-e5bc-11de-b180-0024543ae029}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \windows
resumeobject            {1476af5e-e5bc-11de-b180-0024543ae029}
nx                      OptIn

Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier              {1476af63-e5bc-11de-b180-0024543ae029}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr
description             Ubuntu






3 - Now under Real-mode Boot Sector and in front of identifier I have {1476af63-e5bc......}

But you will have different one. Copy that line.


  • Right click on the line and select Mark and then highlight the link.
  • Then simply hold and press Ctrl+C.


4 - Now you need to delete that:


in my case which I have {1476af63-e5bc...} in front of identifier I will delete it like:


bcdedit /delete {1476af63-e5bc...} and Hit enter.


For your case simply only replace the {1476af63-e5bc...}. in above command.





Hope this helps,




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