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Thread: Getting back a Vista boot after removing Linux (dual-boot GRUB menu)

  1. #1
    Rob Guest

    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.

    TIA

    Rob

  2. #2
    Rob Guest

    Re: Getting back a Vista boot after removing Linux (dual-boot GRUB menu)

    It's OK I found the answer here:

    http://www.planetmy.com/blog/how-to-...bootable-disk/

    I'll repost if it doesn't work.

  3. #3
    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: Getting back a Vista boot after removing Linux (dual-boot GRUB menu)

    Download and install VistaBootPRO. It has an option to create a new Vista
    boot loader.

    http://www.vistabootpro.org/

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