In case you have installed two operating systems on one computer, such as Windows and Linux, but only want to keep one, this post will be very helpful. Next we will show you how remove the dual boot menu in Windows with Linux.
Currently, many users usually have up to three operating systems installed on their computer, so it's common for them to end up deleting one eventually. Here because We invite you to read the following sections calmly which we will show you below. Read on!
Steps to remove dual boot menu in Windows with Linux
First of all, you have to be sure of remove the correct operating system from the corresponding partition. It is also important that the operating system that remains on the computer is working properly, for this you need to do the following:
- Select the Windows Start button, type 'Computer Management' in the search bar and open it as soon as it appears in the list of results.
- Then you have to select the option that says "Disk Management".
- Now you can see the list of all hard drives and partitions of the your computer. This is when you need to make sure that the partition you want to delete is not active, as when you delete an active partition the system will not be able to boot properly.
- In case you need to delete the operating system installed on a partition marked active, you need to mark another partition on the computer that you want to keep active.
- For this you have to click with the right mouse button on that partition and mark it as active and you will have already completed the first step of the process.
How to delete the operating system from the operating system selection menu at system startup?
In this section we will teach you everything you need to do to continue with the process elimination of the dual boot menu in Windows with Linux. That is, once you have completed the steps of the previous section, you need to continue with the ones that we will show you below.
- Again, you have to open the Windows menu, but this time you have to type "misconfig" in the search engine and open it.
- Then you will see that a new window appears where you have to select the 'Accept' option which is located at the top of said window.
- Now, select the 'Startup' tab and in the list that appears just below you have to click on the system you want to delete . Once this is done, click on the 'Delete' option and then click on 'OK'.
- If the operating system you want to keep on your computer has not been marked as default, you need to select it from the list and then click on the 'Set as default' option .
- Finally, you will see that a system configuration window appears in which you have to click on the "Restart" option.
How to format hard drive to save space after removing dual boot menu
Once your computer restarts, you have to log into the operating system you kept . So we recommend that you simply free up space on the hard drive where the operating system that was deleted was located, for this you just have to follow the following instructions:
- First, click on the "Computer" icon on the desktop. Then right click on the disk where the OS you just deleted was located and select the "Format" option.
- Now a new window will appear where you need to select the 'Format' option .
- Then you will see another pop-up window where the system warns us about the consequences of formatting your PC hard drive. Just click the "OK" button.
- When the whole process is finished, a window will appear with the following message 'Format completed'. Here you just have to click on the 'Accept' option.
- This way we will completely empty the disk where the operating system was located that we deleted following the previous steps.
As you may have noticed, the process for remove the dual boot menu in Windows with Linux it's very simple. You simply have to follow the steps we show you above to the letter.