How to Uninstall Ubuntu from Dual Boot OS?

Tracy King updated on Sep 11, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

Step 1. Create an Emergency Disk and Back up Windows system/Ubuntu data
Step 2. Uninstall Ubuntu - Delete Ubuntu Linux system partition
Step 3. Rebuild MBR disk in Windows System
Step 4. Reboot Windows OS, Or Restore Windows System when It Fails to Boot

How to remove Ubuntu from the boot menu

Can I remove Ubuntu from the boot menu? NO! According to most professional geek website, it’s said that Ubuntu cannot be removed from the Boot Menu. But to uninstall it from dual boot OS can be done. 

Here on this page, you’ll see reliable methods here guide you accomplish this task without reinstalling system again.
Follow steps below to see how can you keep wanted Windows OS on your PC and delete Ubuntu without reinstalling the system now:

If you have saved some useful or essential files in Ubuntu system drive, please do remember to backup and extract those data in advance.

Step 1. Create an Emergency Disk and Back up Windows system disk/Ubuntu data

We highly recommend you to create an emergency disk (similar to WinPE bootable disk) and create a backup of your Windows system disk and useful data on Ubuntu disk. This will be very helpful when your system fails or crashes due to unknown reasons or errors. 
And here we’d like to recommend you try professional Windows backup and recovery software - EaseUS Todo Backup which supports you doing so for free in 30 days.

Install it on your PC under Windows OS and follow tips to back up your Windows system disk and useful Ubuntu data:

First. Create Emergency Disk

  • Prepare a USB drive or CD/DVD-Recorder, and a CD/DVD-R/W which can be written, and connect it to your PC running in Windows system.
  • Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click "Tools" -> "Create Emergency Disk".

Create Emergency Disk for deleting Ubuntu from dual boot OS.

  • Click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk and wait for the process complete.

Creating Emergency bootale disk.

Second. Backup Windows system disk and useful Ubuntu data

Back up your Windows system disk and useful Ubuntu data to an external storage device:

1. Connect the external hard drive to your PC/laptop.

2. Launch and EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Disk/Partition Backup" at the left pane. 
Click the icon at the left top corner, and you'll see the backup options on the pane.

Select Disk/Partition backup mode to start backing up your disk.

3. Choose the Windows system and boot partition disk as the source disk to backup.
And select the external hard drive as the destination disk to save the backup image of your selected disk.

Choose the source and destination disk to backup computer to USB flash drive

4. Click "Proceed" to start backing up your selected disk. 
Wait for the process complete and then you can unplug or disconnect your external hard drive.

Step 2. Uninstall Ubuntu - Delete Ubuntu Linux System Partition

Since we cannot remove Ubuntu from the boot menu, the only thing that we can do is to uninstall it or delete it from the dual boot OS.

Here we’ve found a reliable way to help do this job in just a few simple clicks with the help of professional partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master.
This software allows you to delete and remove all Ubuntu related system partitions with Windows OS running on your PC. Download, install this software and activate it for deleting Ubuntu from your computer but keep Windows OS now:

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 Windows 10 is supported

If you saved important data in the partition which you want to delete, move and save those data to another secure location in advance.

Step 1: Select partition to delete

On EaseUS Partition Master, right-click on the hard drive partition which you want to delete and select "Delete".

Select parittion to delete

Step 2: Confirm the deletion

Click "OK" to confirm that you want to delete the selected partition.

Confirm to delete partition

Step 3: Execute to delete the partition

Click the "Execute Operation" button at the top corner and keep all changes by clicking "Apply".

Complete the deleting process

Wait for the process to complete and don’t rush to restart your PC. Move to Step 3, and you need to rebuild MBR disk in Windows system after deleting Ubuntu system partition.

Step 3. Rebuild MBR disk in Windows OS

To make your computer running on Windows OS smoothly without any errors, please don’t rush to restart your computer. You should continue to apply EaseUS Partition Master with its Rebuild MBR feature to restore your MBR disk with efficient clicks:

Step 1. Create a WinPE bootable disk.

  • Download and launch EaseUS Partition Master on a new PC which runs the same system as yours.
  • Click "WinPE Creator" on the toolbar. And select to create the bootable disk on a USB drive. If your computer has a CD/DVD drive, you can also create the bootable disk to CD/DVD.
  • Click "Proceed" to finish the process.
create a bootable disk

Step 2. Rebuild MBR.

  • Connect the bootable USB or CD/DVD to your PC.
  • Press "Del" when you are restarting the computer. Boot your computer from "Removable Devices" or "CD-ROM Drive". And then EaseUS Partition Master will run automatically.
  • Right-click the disk whose MBR is damaged. Choose "Rebuild MBR" to continue.
rebuild MBR
  • Select the type of MBR with the current operating system. Then, click "OK".
rebuild MBR
  • Click the "Execute 1 Operation" button at the top-left corner and click "Apply" to build the MBR. After that, your computer can boot normally again.
rebuild MBR
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Don't shut the program until the process is accomplished.

Step 4. Reboot Windows OS after Uninstalling Ubuntu

After all these steps, you can now restart your computer and set it to run from Windows OS without any problems:

1. Restart PC and press F2 or F8 to set computer boot from Windows OS.
2. Keep all the changes, and your computer will boot up into Windows system by then.
3.Log in or sign in your administrator if the system requires, then you should be able to view and use all your files in Windows OS.

Note: Restore System if it fails to boot

If your computer fails to boot from your current disk, don’t be panic. Try tips below for a guide:
1. You can connect the Emergency Disk (created in Step 1) to your computer and boot from it. 
2. Connect the external hard drive with Windows system disk backup to your PC.
3. The Emergency Disk will bring you to enter EaseUS Todo Backup interface, click "Browse to Recover" > Select the Windows system disk backup image and click "Recover" to bring your Windows OS back to life.

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