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Would a 64-bit install CD work? They are both Ultimate. Just that the on my lappy is 32-bit.
Also on reclaiming the free space. Would that mean i need to make another partition?
Can i just merge it back in to the original partition? (Which is C:)

If the disk has only a 64 bit installation I do not think it would work, you may just have to use some software like EasyBCD (I don't have any experience personally, but I would assume it should work) to repair the MBR, you could look at maxslater's link of the tutorial on details regarding that.

In regards to merging, the easiest way would probably be to boot from the Ubuntu Live CD, start up Gparted and have it merge your old Ubuntu partition into the Windows partition.

EDIT: I am confused, are you running a dual boot or is the windows partition just there but not accessible through Grub? If that is the case then to use EasyBCD you'd need to access windows through Grub as you'd need to run it through windows.
Edited by Luminouslight - 4/7/12 at 8:27am
 
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1. Boot into Windows
2. Right Click My Computer
3. Manage
4. Disk Management
5. Right Click and delete and partitions you wish to get rid of
6. Right click and extend all the partitions back into 1 large one
7. You should be able to do it from the normal command line so open that up, bootrec.exe /fixmbr, bootrec.exe /fixboot, bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd. If you can't do it from the normal command line, boot up the Windows install disk, click repair, go to command line, then do the above commands.

To above, yes you can use 64bit discs to fix 32bit installs
Edited by Shrak - 4/7/12 at 8:59am
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If the disk has only a 64 bit installation I do not think it would work, you may just have to use some software like EasyBCD (I don't have any experience personally, but I would assume it should work) to repair the MBR, you could look at maxslater's link of the tutorial on details regarding that.
In regards to merging, the easiest way would probably be to boot from the Ubuntu Live CD, start up Gparted and have it merge your old Ubuntu partition into the Windows partition.
EDIT: I am confused, are you running a dual boot or is the windows partition just there but not accessible through Grub? If that is the case then to use EasyBCD you'd need to access windows through Grub as you'd need to run it through windows.

Let's see what other say about using the 64-bit disc...


Err... I used a 1GB USB stick to put the Ubuntu installer on... I think as a result of that i only have a console when i try to boot from it..

I can just get Gparted separately right?
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You can install Ubuntu just fine, use it's partition manager (or go into liveCD mode). Just install to the new linux partition, when your done just delete it. If your worried about the MBR....

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=622828

There are a ton of tutorials for re-building the MBR after removing linux. You don't even need a windows CD and it doesn't matter if it is 32bit or 64bit. All boot loaders are 32bit, or at least that's all they are required to be. You can build a 64bit grub but you get nothing out of it, a 32bit bootloader will load a 64bit system just fine.
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