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Well currently I have windows and linux. The way i access each operating system is by powering the pc and select a operating system with a GRUB that i got installed with ubuntu.

Anyway to completely take it off? Will a full clean take the grub, linux and windows off? Im going to do a fresh install of win 8.1 to try.
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Easiest way I can think of is to boot into linux and open a terminal. Run these commands (without quotes) as root. "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1". Of course replace sda with whatever the name of your disk is. Probably sda. When you reboot the mbr will be gone and as far as the computer and any operating system will be concerned it will be a completely blank drive.thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by AnnoyinDemon View Post

Well currently I have windows and linux. The way i access each operating system is by powering the pc and select a operating system with a GRUB that i got installed with ubuntu.

Anyway to completely take it off? Will a full clean take the grub, linux and windows off? Im going to do a fresh install of win 8.1 to try.

If you don't want to back data up, then just install Win8 over the top - making sure you delete the partition table.
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