UNINSTALING GRUB2 AND KUBUNTU

#1
hi all, i need to repair windows 7 by using the instillation disc to use the recovery file options,so do i need to uninstall kubuntu?, the grub2 is what i get when the pc boots up and gives me the choice of windows or kubuntu, do i uninstall kubuntu with the grub menu? so i can boot with windows 7 as normal, the kubuntu is on 1 drive. windows 7 is on another(2 drives) i need to boot into the instlation disc to repair windows files(not a reinstall of windows 7). so i need advice on how to do this if anyone can help please
 
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mqudsi

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#2
Just boot into Windows, download and run EasyBCD, go to MBR Setup, and select "Install Vista/7 MBR"
 
#3
thanks for your reply will try this and post back will that mean i wont be able to boot into kubuntu any more? i would like to keep kubuntu on its drive and have the choice to boot into it still but without the grub 2 sorry if i am confusing things
 
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mqudsi

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#4
OK, then follow my instructions and then go to "Add New Entry" in EasyBCD and select "Linux -> GRUB2 + GRUB is not installed to the MBR"
 

Terry60

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#5
After you've put W7 back in control of the boot as described by CG, you can add a Linux entry to the BCD with EasyBCD "add new entry".
Select grub2 from the Linux tab and Easy should locate and configure it for you.
 
#6
thanks for the help guys right before i do it i do this first go to MBR Setup, and select "Install Vista/7 MBR
then i reboot?
then i Add New Entry in EasyBCD and select Linux -> GRUB2 + GRUB is not installed to the MBR
 

Terry60

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#7
Bootloader Setup > Install Vista/7 Bootloader > Write MBR
Add new entry > Linux Tab > Grub2 dropdown (No "grub isn't ...." tick needed for grub2)
 
#8
i have fixed it with out easy bcd its best i think to install linux distros on separate drives and unplug the others before hand saves all the hassle but thanks guys for your help:smile:
 

mqudsi

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#9
You're welcome. Glad all is functional.
 
#10
yes its ok i just choose what drive to boot from myself after the bios kicks in, i don't no why EASY BCD did not work for me but its a great program in all the feedback i have read, duel booting can be ok with grub 2 (it is better than the old grub) but it can become a problem if you need to boot into windows as normal as i had found and needed to use the recovery disk to reset some settings in windows 7 thanks again guys :smile: