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11 Mar 2012  
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you installed Windows 8 over Windows 7, the chances are you have wiped the Dell recovery partition.

Without that or a set of Dell recovery discs you won't be able to recover your system.





You have two choices as I see it:
  1. Create your own Windows 7 DVD and install that using the product key on your COA sticker.
  2. Contact Dell and ask them for a set of recovery discs. If you tell them your recovery partition is corrupted they'll most likely send you a set without charge.
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