Uninstall Backtrack 5 Dual Boot Win 7

it’s not uninstall actually, hha just simply delete it.

after a month i tried to use backtrack 5, i found out that my disk space allocated for backtrack 5 was nearly empty, 10 GB was too small. So i’d like to add new disk space, but i haven’t found the way to do it. I came up with uncool steps.

1. Remove old backtrack installation
2. Reinstall backtrack with new disk space allocation

to remove backtrack installation, which is dual booted with windows 7, i have to make sure my windows 7 can still work well. after googling, i got the message to do fixmbr to recover windows 7 boot manager. so here are the steps.

A. Fixing windows 7 boot manager
1. prepare your win7 installation disk (dvd/usb), plug it in.
2. start your computer, set the boot priority from bios setting (first boot usb, or cd/dvd room)
3. when windows 7 installation comes up, choose repair
4. choose repair this computer with recovery tool, click next
5. choose command prompt
6. enter this command

[php]bootRec.exe /fixmbr[/php]

7. reboot your computer

B. Remove backtrack
1. now your computer should start the win 7 automatically
2. go to control panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > choose Disk Management (under storage properties)
3. u will see clearly your computer partitions, delete your backtrack partition by right click > delete Volume
4. after it is deleted you will have new disk space and u can expand your other windows partition.

partition manager

computer management windows 7

that’s all

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18 thoughts on “Uninstall Backtrack 5 Dual Boot Win 7

  1. Dinesh Raja

    bro i hve installed bt5 as side by side with my win7 wat should i do to uninstall it.???pls help me

     
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    1. @dministrator

      A. Fixing windows 7 boot manager
      1. prepare your win7 installation disk (dvd/usb), plug it in.
      2. start your computer, set the boot priority from bios setting (first boot usb, or cd/dvd room)
      3. when windows 7 installation comes up, choose repair
      4. choose repair this computer with recovery tool, click next
      5. choose command prompt
      6. enter this command

      bootRec.exe /fixmbr

      7. reboot your computer

       
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  2. Jeffgodwin27

    reply to kiran i did the same thing and got error: filesystem not reconized grub resue all you have to do is boot backtrack from live cd or usb click the install backtrack from the desktop and then follow this tutorial

     
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    1. @dministrator

      in this step by step you should have it first if not, you may try by modifiying its grub option,, but i dont provide information about it and i havent try to configure the grub :)

       
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  3. skittles

    you cant just delete the partition from windows disk manager, you’ll get the error kiran is talking about and you’ll have to go thru the whole process of reinstalling bt5 and starting over.

    you have to follow all the steps in order from the original post by @dmin to make this work.

     
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  4. ishant

    hey i installed backtrack suceessfully .But when i opened my xp professional i didnt find my drives which contains my valuable data. It only displays c drive with less storage size. I dont want backtrack now. I want my datas back. Will u plz help me in this? Is there any way to get back my datas and drives? thanks.

     
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  5. nikhil

    one of my partioned drive was not allocated, so after allocation when i restarted, i got filesystem not recognised grub rescue, and i haven’t deleted mt bt5.. What to do.

     
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  6. Logi

    Look for a ISO (cd image) called SUPER GRUB DISK. Its a great uiltity disk good for any linux user to have on hand when something goes bad or it is time for a change. It has a uiltity to remove grub and redirect to a windows boot.A+ Computer technician.

     
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  7. Theopty

    If you only delete the partition and do it wrong, you can get boot failure on the windows 7. Then you have to repair the boot files which is not difficult but quite annoying.

     
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