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Windows 7: Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

15 Nov 2015   #1
hotrodyou1

IL - Illinois
 
 
Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost discs.Can I recover by downloading windows 7 somewhere using the product key found on the back of my laptop? I am a total newbie at this. If anyone could help with this, please send a link or any info that would help. Thanks!


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15 Nov 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Yes, you can download an ISO and use the key off of the back of your laptop to activate it. Here is a source for the ISO:

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

This will be a clean install, though. It won't have any of the laptop manufacturer's bloatware and utility programs on it. If you want all of that still, you'll have to contact the manufacturer and get replacement restore disks.
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16 Nov 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Deleted your Recovery partition AND lost your Recovery discs.... I`ll be blunt.

You need to pay more attentionn to what you are doing
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16 Nov 2015   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Here's some additional info that might help you get back up and running after you've downloaded the ISO.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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16 Nov 2015   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I hope you saved your data fiiles; a clean install just might mean starting over like the day after computer left the store.
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16 Nov 2015   #6
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 
bertison

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Deleted your Recovery partition AND lost your Recovery discs.... I`ll be blunt.

You need to pay more attentionn to what you are doing
I think the OP knows that now, but that kind of criticism is not helpful, and help is what was requested. I could add that you should perhaps pay attention to your spelling: 'attention' has only one 'n' at the end, not two.

But then, we are all human, are we not?
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16 Nov 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Exactly why I typed it that way, Come on Bertison lighten up

Oh and by the way, there should be a space between your t and ?

Nitpicker

Someone who accidentally deletes their recovery partition AND looses their disc deserves a little flogging

Bryan had already told him what he can do so, no harm no fowl, oh did I spell that wrong


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16 Nov 2015   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I would like to add that when you get your PC straight, you should download Macrium Reflect Free and make backups at least weekly. The next time this happens you can just restore your files and 15 minutes later you are good.
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18 Nov 2015   #9
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...Oh and by the way, there should be a space between your t and ?..."
Unless I have forgotten some of the standard English grammar, there is no space between t and ?
Meanwhile, Macrium Reflect has been working aok for me! As long as Windows explorer.exe and its "drive train" continue to be in great working order, the backups made within Windows sessions have been restorable. So far, so good!
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