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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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    have you got you the windows 7 installation disk?
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    Windows 8 DP


    no because it was intended to be a tablet
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    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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    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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