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I deleted my recovery partition.... I know now that's bad!

  1. #21


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    I know it's too late but... I want to thank everyone for their help. I managed to get my laptop up and running again, all by myself and for free *smug face* (by that I mean, with your help and no salesman)

    I googled what was suggested, (learnt what an iso file was,) downloaded it, then used Novicorps WinToFlash download to get the Windows 8 files onto my usb in a bootable format. Then I panicked because it looked all fake but it was okay in the end because I Windows Update did its thing and my legal, paid for, original product key was activated again and all is well!
    Relief doesn't even cover it! It's disgraceful, in my opinion, that Samsung or Microsoft wouldn't make the installation files available to me, a paying customer.

    Thanks again guys

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  2. #22


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad you got it sorted out.
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  3. #23


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by sazzlepopz View Post
    I know it's too late but... I want to thank everyone for their help. I managed to get my laptop up and running again, all by myself and for free *smug face* (by that I mean, with your help and no salesman)

    I googled what was suggested, (learnt what an iso file was,) downloaded it, then used Novicorps WinToFlash download to get the Windows 8 files onto my usb in a bootable format. Then I panicked because it looked all fake but it was okay in the end because I Windows Update did its thing and my legal, paid for, original product key was activated again and all is well!
    Relief doesn't even cover it! It's disgraceful, in my opinion, that Samsung or Microsoft wouldn't make the installation files available to me, a paying customer.

    Thanks again guys

    Yah. After all, it's the KEY you pay for, not the disk. There are bunches of places you can find an UNMODIFIED Windows 8 Iso image on the net, just have to know where to look.
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  4. #24


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    For my benefit, may I ask if he could have downloaded the iso file to either pen drive or disc and used the product key on the pc to install Win 8 as I think he was trying to do?
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  5. #25


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    Did you make a restore point before you messed things up ? If yes, then you can recover deleted files form backup and this is quite convenient.
    What the final solution to this problem? I need here on this.
    Last edited by protomik; 01 Jun 2016 at 02:36.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by protomik View Post
    What the final solution to this problem? I need here on this.
    He downloaded an ISO Windows 8 copy and reinstalled.
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