I know i shouldn't be doing this but in the want of being able to play my other steam games i need to use my windows recovery file. However, when i go into my external hard disk there is the backup of the whole system, but no recovery file that was also backed up, just the whole 400 or so gigs. I am trying to figure out what happened to the recovery file and how to reinstall it.
Last edited by rcardamone (2013-01-21 00:39:59)
From my previous experience the factory recovery stuff is stored on a separate rescue partition thingy. You should have made a rescue usb or something.
If you assumed that making a back up of your window system would do that, I think you may have been wrong. This covers the operating system and files, but not in a recovery format. I might very well be wrong though...
If you have installed Linux over your entire disk, and formatted all the partitions, then you may have wiped the factory recovery as well.
If you have a factory recovery disk lying around, use that. Or see if you have a Windows recovery partition still. Or call the local base of of your manufacturer (i.e. Lenovo UK).
If you call the computer manufacturer and explain your hard drive failed (I wouldn't bother mentioning Linux, it will just confuse them ), they might send you a replacement Windows at a reasonable cost.
you can download win and burn it to a dvd yourself. you activate it with the number on the sticker under your lappy. I'd rather not call any hotlines or write emails unless my hardware is broken.
Last edited by saneks (2013-01-20 21:39:40)
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