OS: was Windows 8. I had a unique background for my desktop (i.e. not a standard Windows 8) and I decided to completely wipe my harddrive and install Windows 8.1 instead of upgrading. I deleted every partition even the recovery partition with GParted, I formmatted the disk to ext2 then I decided to format the harddrive to an unallocated fs.
So after having 1 big unallocated partition, I installed windows 8.1
It did it's normal things, made 2 -3 little partitons for misc things, recovery partition w/e
But the weird thing is... I had the same desktop as before.
How is this possible after deleting all the partitions and formatting the disk?