Want to uninstall Windows

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  1. VinLark
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    Hello, so I don't use my Windows 10 partition anymore and I was wondering if there is any way I could cleanly nuke my W10 install. I have backed up my files from it and I just want to uninstall the OS without hurting my bootloader. Could I just format the partition, blend that one with my main one and update grub via command line( or bash)? Thanks!
     
  2. Jacklack3

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    I don't know shit about this kind of stuff but maybe you could install linux over it? I don't know if that would be okay though, I wouldn't even know how to split a partition even if my life depended on it.
     
  3. VinLark
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    Well that's not an option. I really could use that space as I only have 5GB on my Linux partition......
     
  4. DeoNaught

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    Are reverting it back to win7, or just wanting to get rid of it?
     
  5. VinLark
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    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    Rid of it
     
  6. DeoNaught

    DeoNaught I break all the warranties

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    Okay, then i would suggest, make a backup of Linux and then maybe nuke it?
     
  7. VinLark
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    Yeah, I don't think much could go wrong. My Windows PC isn't tied to my Linux partition, only gurb and I can update that easily.

    Now it's just not choosing the wrong disk lol.
     
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  8. Joom

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    It depends on where your Windows partition is on the partition table. If it's above your Linux partition you can't merge the free space with it.
     
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    I think you still can, but only some tools are able to do that as it requires moving data around.
    Deleting the Windows partition then extending the Linux one would be the easiest way to do it.
     
  10. ScarletDreamz

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    Easy, delete the partition, then just set again the Bootloader on the Linux partition, and thats it.

    install Boot-Repair in Ubuntu

    1. Boot your computer on a Ubuntu live-CD or live-USB.

    2. Choose "Try Ubuntu"

    3. Connect internet

    4. Open a new Terminal Ctrl+Alt+T, then type:

      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update

    5. Press Enter.

    6. Then type:

      sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

    7. Press Enter.
    OR

    1. Boot the machine using a Live CD.

    2. Open a terminal.

    3. Find out the name of the internal disk by using fdisk to look up the device's size.
      For example:

      sudo fdisk -l

    4. Install GRUB boot loader onto the proper disk (the example below assumes it is /dev/sda):

      grub-install --recheck --no-floppy --root-directory=/ /dev/sda
     
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  11. Joom

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    Another way to do it with a single line:
    Code:
    grub-install /dev/sd* && mount -t *fstype* /dev/sd* /mnt && grub-mkconfig -o /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg
     
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    Good lord you people are making this way too complicated. Get yourself a windows 10 USB ready, boot into the bootable USB, go to "install" simply delete your windows partitions, merge and then you're done. I have done this many times with no issues.
     
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    Or use GParted on a Linux live USB image.

    If the Windows partition is before the Linux partition, you *can* move the Linux partition to fill the space, but the move will require copying all sectors back instead of merely extending the partition. If this process is interrupted, the partition will be corrupt. Also, if you have an SSD, this will wear it down quite a bit. I'd recommend reusing the space as a second partition instead. (If the Windows partition is after the Linux partition, then you can just extend the Linux partition with no issues.)
     
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    GRUB still has to be updated though, so it'd be better to do this with a Linux USB.
     
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    or use dariks hdd nuker from hirens boot cd
     
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    I did:
    Boot into Gparted live disc
    Nuke Windows partition
    Move Linux partition to the left and increase it
    Also deleted the other microsoft partitions (recovery and stuff)
    rebooted

    and it was working just fine, literally nothing happened and now I have 200gbs to play around with.
    If it won't boot, just boot into the live disc and re-configure GRUB, it won't do any harm at all.

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    I didn't need to update it :S
     
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    I think it's fine if you use a UUID instead of direct paths. Not sure though.
     
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    Cpanel > add/delete programms >delet wandoz 10
     
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    not eof sorry.
     
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    Are you still rocking Solus?
    If he's still rocking Solus, the default bootloader is actually the systemd bootloader. Unless he switched to GRUB
     
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