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Will purchased Asus Restore DVD reinstall W7?

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium upgrade...
November 24, 2010 at 16:15:41
Specs: Umbutu, 4 gb
Okay, I admit..I am an idiot when it comes to programming. I just ruined my computer. I installed Umbutu, which I like, and would love to use, over my Windows 7 partition. I have ordered a restore/recovery? CD from ASUS for $30.00 who is the maker of my computer...

My question is..will this replace Windows 7 as well? Or do I have to purchase the $200 program?

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November 24, 2010 at 16:33:13
The ASUS recovery partition has been modified by the Ubuntu install and will no longer work. Did you get recovery disks with the system?

The disks will reinstall Windows 7 if that is what was on the system when you bought it.

I do warranty service for ASUS and see this type of problem occasionally.The cost of the disks is mainly a shipping charge and is typical of many laptop manufacturers.


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November 24, 2010 at 18:06:15
Yes, I paid 30 for the disk..and 10 for shipping..but hell, I paid mucho bucks for the computer..I do not want to send it to the dump with only 6 months on it

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November 24, 2010 at 19:10:13
Okay...i will was refurbished...but I had a refurbished IBM computer for 10 years and love I need to say more..but it dropped about 3 feet and I no longer have Internet access

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November 24, 2010 at 22:51:08
You can use it from a special hidden partition on the hard drive by pressing F9 at system startup or from the included Recovery and Driver&Utility discs (to do that, you should press Esc at startup, select Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM Drive and then change the discs as requested). The system will offer four options to you:

1. If none of the following recovery options is selected, the computer will just be rebooted to load Windows (if Recovery is started from the hard drive) or run the bootable disc in the optical drive.
the restore recovery disk should install your system to its original win 7 config..
2. The first partition is deleted (the others remain intact) and a new system partition C: will be created.

3. This option removes all the partitions from the hard drive and creates a new system partition C:.

4.This option removes all the partitions from the hard drive and creates two new partitions C: (60% of the drive’s storage capacity) and D: (40%).

if that fails you could of course just install ubuntu and not bother with win 7 as you say you like it so much..
it maybe that you have overwritten the recovery partition, by installing ubuntu,

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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