Although we do not recommend it, uninstalling Linux may be a necessary thing to do for some reason or another. Whether it be your wife and kids not letting you sleep inside the house until their computer is working normally again, or that you are just frustrated with it and don't have the time to fix it.
Anyways the quickest and easiest way to uninstall Linux is to simply delete the linux partitions and clear the master boot record using fdisk. To do this you need to boot a Windows CD or a boot floppy that includes fdisk. Once you do that, at the command prompt type "fdisk" and from there you can go through the prompts to delete your linux partition(s). Then you can quit and save changes. Finally at the command line type "fdisk /mbr" to get rid of LILO or GRUB. You can now go and install Windows if you haven't already.WARNING: fdisk is a powerful program and its changes are generally not reversible. Use it at your own risk.
by Techie2000 edited by bmn
last modified: 2003-11-14 23:25:58