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Windows 7: I accidently installed Windows 7 on Recovery (D:)

23 Oct 2013   #1
Legended

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
I accidently installed Windows 7 on Recovery (D:)

It won't let me reformat. How can I get it back to its original state?

Here is a screen of my computer I accidently installed Windows 7 on Recovery (D:)-capture.png

I'm using the original version of windows 7 on my C: drive. As you can see, I have no room on my recovery. I'm willing to reformat the whole computer if I have to.

My PC: Dell Inspiron M5040




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23 Oct 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Not good. You erased your recovery partition and I guess it's gone for good. The next best option you have is this: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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23 Oct 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legended View Post
It won't let me reformat. How can I get it back to its original state?
So you wanted to install on C but you installed on D called Recovery? Recovery is useless now. Can't be reverted back, it's overwritten. Did you make manufacturer recovery dvd's?

Any other relevant stuff on harddrive?
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23 Oct 2013   #4
Legended

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Not good. You erased your recovery partition and I guess it's gone for good. The next best option you have is this: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
I'll get started on this. I'll come back if I have any questions or to let you guys know how everything went. Thanks.
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