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uninstall fedora 22 from windows 8.1

asked 2015-09-26 20:44:16 -0500

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I have fedora 22 installed on windows 8.1. I followed the directions on here:

however, fedora is still installed and there is no change at all. When i restart the system it goes directly to dual boot where i have 3 options to select fedora and one for windows. I dont know why i can't remove fedora from my windows. Please help

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Congrats! You have successfully installed Fedora 22 alongside Windows 8.1.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-09-28 13:07:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-09-26 21:56:50 -0500

updated 2015-09-26 22:59:58 -0500

Ok, so Fedora 22 isn't installed on or in Windows 8.1; each operating system is installed on your hard disk(s) independently of one another. They are in different hard disk partitions. You could remove Windows 8.1 from your system and Fedora 22 would still be able to run on it. Neither OS depends on the other.

So what you need to do is back up everything. Make sure your important data is securely backed up on a separate set of systems, because you are going to have to remove the hard disk partition(s) in which Fedora 22 was installed. If you accidentally remove the wrong partition, you can lose important data. But, this is all doable from within Windows 8.1. Just make sure you identify the proper partitions.

Once you've removed the hard disk partitions in which Fedora 22 had been installed, you need to uninstall GRUB and reinstate the Windows bootloader. These steps provided by Microsoft Support Engineer Niranjan Manji should do the trick.

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