I accidently installed Windows 7 on Recovery (D:)


  1. Posts : 7
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       #1

    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
    Last edited by Legended; 23 Oct 2013 at 11:09. Reason: added PC model
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  2. whs
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    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #2

    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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       #3

    Legended said:
    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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  4. Posts : 7
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       #4

    whs said:
    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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