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

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

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




    I can't refresh or reinstall using Windows or Samsung functions, which I is my own fault as I deleted the recovery partition by mistakenly thinking it was not important.

    I have contacted Samsung, they say it's my fault so they won't help. I contacted Microsoft and they said the same. Nobody will provide installation disks. I think these are my options..

    1) Use my flatmates Windows 8 laptop to make disks. Its a different brand laptop though, is this a problem? Also, should I use DVDs or CDs? I have my serial number and product code and I don't mind downloading drivers from Samsung.

    2)Buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for 50 because I'm a student. But I'm unsure if this will be a full install with all the files I need because it is only an upgrade?

    I would like to sort this out sooner rather than later. I need my laptop for coursework. Any advice greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Philadelphia
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    It isn't a bad idea at all....but that's assuming you have made recovery discs. Anytime I buy a laptop, I wipe the drive completely and install the OS myself, but I keep a copy of my restore discs, just in case. Having your only recovery method on the hard drive (which is prone to fail) is never a good idea.

    That all being said, do you have any friends who might have a plain vanilla Windows 8 disc? The recovery discs from another laptop, assuming they even boot, typically won't let you repair a system...only reinstall.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    1) Will not work.

    2) Will install the full version of Windows 8, no need for a product key to reinstall.
    (Do order the x64 DVD)

    3) You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

    How to Order Recovery disc.
    Page Not Found - SAMSUNG
    or
    Samsung
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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    This is my first laptop, I wish I had known to made discs when I got it.
    I don't know anybody with a disc

    I just want a clean hard drive and Windows 8. I found this link.. Do you think this would work? It seems too easy lol.
    Upgrade to Windows 8 with only a product key - Microsoft Windows
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    The link is to buy the Windows 8.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    1) Use my flatmates Windows 8 laptop to make disks. Its a different brand laptop though, is this a problem? Also, should I use DVDs or CDs? I have my serial number and product code and I don't mind downloading drivers from Samsung.
    I have done that with other versions of windows, haven't tried with win8 tho. You could try dvds.
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    Windows 8


    Thank you both for replying. I just got of the phone with a nice man from Samsung. He got me to the bios (?) screen. l had to do something to the Sata Port 1? Anyway Samsung Recovery is working.
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    How is Samsung recovery working if you deleted your recovery partition?

    l had to do something to the Sata Port 1?
    If you can remember what that was, it might be useful to anybody else in a similar position.
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  9. #9


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    How is Samsung recovery working if you deleted your recovery partition?
    This isn't making any sense to me either, or how a setting concerning the SATA port would suddenly all a recovery to begin.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    Think l spoke too soon. it came to 100% on the recovery screen then restarted. Then said Attempt 1. Try again. Wipe C drive? l assume it failed. l have Started recovery again. 77% just now...
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