Uninstall Linux Mint from a Windows 8 – 8.1 Dualboot

To uninstall Linux Mint from a windows 8 dual boot is very simple using EasyBCD 2.2 program.

Video Tutorial:

1. You’ll need to download and install EasyBCD 2.2.

2. Once installed run the program and click on BCD deployment from the left menu.

3. Make sure under BCD Deployment that the radio button for windows Vista / 7 system is checked.

4. Then click on Write MBR. when finished Click on Edit Boot Menu.

5. To the right of Windows 8 Place a check mark to the left side of yes under Default.

Reclaim your hard drive space:

1. Right click Computer from the Desktop then select Manage from the context menu.

2. Click on Disk Management

3. Now delete Linux / Ubuntu partitions.

Note: Make sure to delete only the Known Ubuntu partitions, otherwise you may lose some data you did not intend to lose.

4. To delete the partition either click on the partition and press the delete key or right click on it and select ‘Delete Volume’

5. Once the volumes, that were previously for Linux, are deleted you will be left with a big green area that is  listed as ‘Free Space’

6. Right click the green area and delete it, you will be left with Unallocated Space

7. Reclaim the partitions. Right click on your Windows volume and select ‘Extend Volume’,next to the wizard (keep clicking ‘Next) and when you’re done you hace Reclaimed the partitions


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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