I started this process yesterday. Following is a copy of my first post and its response. My immediate concern is that I can't find the partitions using Windows explorer. Can I get some additional direction with this. All I want is out of Ubuntu but it's looking as If buying a new machine might be the better way to go. Thanks.
I called myself wanting to investigate the Ubuntu OS. I downloaded it to my computer [Compaq Presario C770 running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2]. Ubuntu does not show in the queue for "Uninstall or Change a program" in the Control Panel. It does not show on my Seagate side drive. I can't find it anywhere nor can I find an explanation for uninstalling this contemptible piece of OS. The only way I've found to get to Vista is to restart the computer and work from the Ubuntu start-up screen and then it takes for-freakin-ever for Vista to boot up. I want out. Can you help me get this beast off my computer?
Posted Today, 10:01 AM
Hello, and welcome to Geeks to go !
What it sounds like is that you installed Ubuntu to a partition on the hard drive, you need to delete the partition that Ubuntu lives on. You also created a dual boot system where you have choices now to boot to Ubuntu or Vista. When you install Ubuntu it also installs the Grub boot loader. You will need to follow these instructions or at least read them and become familiar with what exactly is taking place here. If you delete the Ubuntu partition you will lose the ability to boot to vista so please read the link below. We do have a Linux forum HERE where you could get better instructions then I may be able to provide or if the link is confusing to you.
How To Safely Uninstall Ubuntu From A Windows Dual-Boot PC.