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  1. #1


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    Windows 8 DP

    Windows 8 to windows 7


    I downloaded and installed windows 8 DP right but, I didn't do any partitioning. Now, I want to get back to windows 7 home premium because I cant double boot ubuntu. I don't know if i have to buy windows 7 because I already had it on my inspiron duo please help
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  2. #2


    Italy
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Windows 8 Consumer Preview 8250, Ubuntu 11.10 64bit


    have you got you the windows 7 installation disk?
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 DP


    no because it was intended to be a tablet
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by floyd View Post
    no because it was intended to be a tablet
    Might help if you told us your system specs so e know what hardware we are dealing with. My crystal ball is in being repaired.

    You should be able to do a factory restore to win 7 if you have not deleted the restore partition. check the owners manual on how to.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64


    if your issue is that you can't double boot Ubuntu and Win DP then you must restore Grub2 to the MBR, you should still have your Live CD/Flash Drive of Ubuntu, right? cause you'll need it in order to do that

    Here's a good post about it How to restore Grub 2 after reinstalling Windows XP/Vista/Win7
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