Totally Wiped win7 Can i Retrieve it ?

June 10, 2010 at 09:35:39
Specs: Linux x86_64
Ok so here's the Story.
My win7 PC is near enough Brand new. It came with some ridiculous partition. It wouldn't let me install Linux on a Dual boot even when creating a New partition for it. Just wouldn't have it.

So I decided to reboot Win7 from the Restore management menu on boot.(So I could put the Partitions on properly)
The Management came up with some error saying it won't load. So I couldn't Reboot to Factory default.

So I was stuck. So I fully installed Linux. And instead of using the proper Partitions to install on.
It totally wiped (Or I think it has) my Win7 Backup / Restore menu... Everything.

There's no Alt F10 Menu. No F8 menu. Nothing anymore. It's completely Changed to linux.

But as I have no Windows CD no System Restore CD. It's totally Buggered...

My Win7 Is genuine I got the key on the Tower. But how am I supposed to download or get the OS back... Microsoft has no download for it. Only a Buy menu.

Currently Using Ubuntu 64bit at the moment and I'm familiar with both OS's


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#1
June 10, 2010 at 09:41:15
If you in fact wiped everything and you hadn't created a restore disk set then your only option is to get a restore set from the OEM manufacturer of the computer. Since you didn't supply any hardware information I can't say where to go.

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#2
June 10, 2010 at 09:51:34
'It wouldn't let me install Linux on a Dual boot even when creating a New partition for it.'

Why on earth would you do that? Beats me! Trying to mount a Rolls Royce with a bicycle.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#3
June 10, 2010 at 17:09:47
Thanks Othehill. I think I will have to do that. Doesn't seem to be any other way.

And XpUser4Real...
I don't understand why you wouldn't ?
Win7 = Perfect for running latest games and software.
Linux = Great for programming, Free software and doing everything possibly 10x faster than Windows.

I'd say that's the best combination of OS's you could have.

And if you mean the difficulty of doing it. It's actually very simple just that this time Mine broke itself.

Thanks for replying anyway.


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