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My operating system was Windows 7, and recently, I installed Zorin OS (linux based on Ubuntu). At first, when I turned on my laptop Windows started automatically. I used a program to make the Windows boot loader come on and ask me what to start.

If I chose Linux, then the Linux GRUB comes on and asks me what to do. I want to remove the GRUB. I want to keep my Windows boot loader.

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Isn't this question off-topic for Stack Overflow? – lvella Nov 7 '11 at 22:32
Have you considered what you are going to use instead of GRUB to bootstrap Linux? You have to have something if you want to actually continue using Linux, even if that something is simply a boot loader that runs directly as a boot application from Microsoft's Boot Manager. – JdeBP Nov 8 '11 at 0:45
@JdeBP ... I want to remove linux grub but keep the one from windows. i will try what hovanessyan said. Wish me good luck :) – Paul Nov 8 '11 at 11:44

This documentation should give you a step-by-step process for uninstalling GRUB.

If you want to completely remove Grub, you will have to use bootrec.exe /FixMbr from a Windows7 Rescue CD. Here's how to do it.

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This is about removing grub2 and installing grub. I think Paul wants to remove grub altogether. – Banthar Nov 7 '11 at 22:02
Thanks for your notice, I edited my answer. – hovanessyan Nov 7 '11 at 22:07
bootrec /fixmbr would only be effective if GRUB were the MBR bootstrap program, which it clearly is not in this instance. (It's in a VBR.) Ironically, the second set of instructions that you point to end up putting GRUB1 into the MBR, exactly the reverse of what the questioner wants. The questioner will end up with Microsoft's Boot Manager displaced by GRUB1. – JdeBP Nov 8 '11 at 13:50

Boot from a Windows 7 installation DVD or USB stick and choose the "Repair your computer" option. It should automatically remove grub from the MBR and make the system bootable (into Windows) again.

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