How to delete an Ubuntu hard drive partition from Windows?

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It is possible that you run several operating systems on your computer. If for some reason you don't want to have the Ubuntu system anymore and want to know how to delete an Ubuntu hard drive partition from Windows? , then keep reading this interesting article.

The utility of partitions or volumes

Some users manage multiple management and control tasks on their computers. For this reason, they prefer to install multiple operating systems on multiple partitions. However, when they decide to remove one of the platforms, you can reuse its volume to allocate it to the remaining hard drive space.



Next, we explain everything you need to know to delete an Ubuntu hard drive partition from Windows without affecting the boot of your preferred system.

How to delete an Ubuntu hard drive partition from Windows?

If yours hard drive has several partitions and in one of them you have installed the Ubuntu system, but you want to reuse this space, we recommend you delete the partition in Windows using the following steps.

Access the Windows “Run” window

To access the window "Run" of Windows 10, press the “Win ​​+ R” keys so you can type the name of the application you need to delete the Ubuntu partition.

Go to "Disk Management"

Once in the Windows “Run” window, type in the text box diskmgmt.msc and press the "Enter" key to enter "Disk Management". With this tool you will be able to view each volume on your hard drive, its distribution, capacity and available space of each.

At the bottom of the panel, you will see a graph that shows unallocated disk space (with a black bar) and correct primary partitions (with a blue bar)



Select the Ubuntu hard drive partition

Locate the Ubuntu hard drive partition and right click on it. You will see a list of options where you should choose “Delete Volume”. Before "Delete volume", make sure this partition is not the boot volume as doing this process will cause you to lose the operating system boot.

It is important to note that if you are running Windows, you will not be able to delete its recovery partitions as this may affect the system. When you choose the “Delete volume” option you will see in the graph the message “Unassigned” right on the volume that corresponded to the Ubuntu system.

Reassign the volume

Right click on the C drive and choose the “Extend Volume” option to increase the size of the drive with it unallocated space. Also, you can merge two disk partitions without any inconvenience to take advantage of the storage drive efficiently.

Repair Windows startup

By deleting the Ubuntu hard drive partition, you will lose the settings of dual boot. For this reason you need to locate the Windows installation CD to repair the boot loader and this will boot your Windows 10 system normally.


Repair the startup of your Windows system

Insert the Windows installation CD e boot the system from the CD / DVD drive. Once you have run the installation CD, select "Repair System". Then, in the command window, type bootrec / fixboot and hit the "Enter" key. Then, type bootrec / fixmbr and hit "Enter". Finally, restart your computer.


If you prefer to safely remove a partition from Ubuntu hard drive without losing the Windows boot, we recommend the tool Boot Repair Disk.

Safely remove partition from Ubuntu hard drive with Boot Repair Disk

Boot Repair Disk is an effective tool to remove operating systems from boot options, delete partitions safely or resize hard drive partitions.

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