Getting back a Vista boot after removing Linux (dual-boot GRUB menu)
I have a new Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo laptop with OEM Vista Home Basic.
I have not previously used Vista, but I have used most versions of
Windows from 3.1 on. I installed Linux Ubuntu under a dual-boot with
the GRUB menu installed by Ubuntu. I now want to remove the Linux and
go back to the original direct boot into Vista.
If I remove the Linux OS and the GRUB menu, Vista will not boot. (I
know, I have already tried.) I will be able boot Vista using a utility
called Supergrub, which, in the case of an XP, setup will also restore
a Windows direct boot (option called "Fix Boot of Windows") but this
option does not work with Vista..
On my desktop, where I run XP, I can restore a single Windows boot
either by using the Supergrub utility or by booting the OEM XP setup
disk, running the text based "Repair" option and using the command
"FIXMBR". But if I try to boot this setup disk in my laptop it asks
for a password, which I do not have. The OEM Vista disk boots directly
into Vista graphic setup.
I Googled and found I can use something called bootrec.exe, but I have
not been able to find it.
Re: Getting back a Vista boot after removing Linux (dual-boot GRUB menu)
It's OK I found the answer here:
I'll repost if it doesn't work.
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