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Windows 7: recover windows 7 after installing linux


31 Oct 2010   #1

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recover windows 7 after installing linux

hi guys i'm just so mad because at my self i was stupid enough to install linux ubuntu on top of my windows 7 , i have a hp pavilion notebook dv-6 2155dx 4gb ram 500gb hdd it comes with windows 7 pre-instal , is there anyway how to get back to my wondows 7 i don't have the cds for this notebook , please anyone help meeeeeeee


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31 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well, the Ubuntu installation would have formatted your hard drive, so unless you have a recovery partition still intact you're going to have to contact HP and see if they'll sell ;you a set of recovery disks. Good luck!
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31 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

The pre-install of Windows 7 on your computer would have allowed you to burn some Windows 7 install discs plus recovery disc, but I assume you didn't use the recovery disc maker tool before goofing around with Linux.

Contact HP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by canones View Post
hi guys i'm just so mad because at my self i was stupid enough to install linux ubuntu on top of my windows 7 , i have a hp pavilion notebook dv-6 2155dx 4gb ram 500gb hdd it comes with windows 7 pre-instal , is there anyway how to get back to my wondows 7 i don't have the cds for this notebook , please anyone help meeeeeeee
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31 Oct 2010   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If the HP recovery partition is still intact. mark it active.

You may be able to boot straight into the HP recovery program.

If the recovery partition is no longer there - you need to contact HP as suggested above.
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01 Nov 2010   #5

windows7 64
 
 

thanks guys i will have to contact hp
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01 Nov 2010   #6
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello canones, welcome to Seven Forums!



It can't hurt to see if this will work for you, you have nothing to lose.


information   Information

HP Recovery Center

Be advised that this will take the machine back to the point when you first took it of the box.

The "HP Recovery Center" will give you the option to send to backup anything you
don't want to lose, so have backup media available to use if you choose this option.

With the machine off press the power button, as soon as you do that start tapping the F11 key.

It may take several attempts to do this, if the first attempt fails, try again.
That should take you to the HP Recovery Center. When there just follow the prompts.

It is pretty much self explanatory. From the time you boot into F11 (not counting
any backups you choose to make) you should be back on a working desktop in about
30 minutes. After it restarts just follow the prompts again to finish the process.

If your first option is system restore select no, which should take you to system recovery.
You want to try system recovery not system restore, unless you have good restore points!
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01 Nov 2010   #7

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If the HP recovery partition is still intact. mark it active.

You may be able to boot straight into the HP recovery program.

If the recovery partition is no longer there - you need to contact HP as suggested above.
After setting the recovery partition active, reboot the computer and press F11 when the machine is booting. This takes you to the recovery tools.

The recovery partition in HP computers is the one named "Recovery", it is about 10 to 12 gigs big (depending on model, yours should be 10 gigs). It is the second partition in first hard drive (disk 0, partition 2).

Kari
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