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Tech Support erased all my backup partitions

  1. #21

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    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
    I have a brand new Asus laptop that had a problem with the battery. I sent it in to Asus on an RMA and when I got it back, the only partition on the laptop was the OS. Is there something I can do so I can re-install the OS some day? I thought if I can get my activation code some way, I could download Win 8 and re-install, but I am not sure if that will even work with Win8.
    When I had to send this HP desktop back to the factory for repair, I was told to be sure to back up all my files; that when it was set back to factory specs, only the OS would be left intact.

    At the very least, Asus should have told you the same.

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  2. #22

    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64

    Quote Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
    what are the other ones then?
    BTW- not sure why, but now I am able to use Disk Management and see all five drives.
    Ok, so as alphanumeric suggested, did you try recovery from partition present in your system?
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  3. #23

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    Guys, thanks for all your help. I went online last night and chatted with tech support. They said there is something wrong because we were unable to get to the recovery partition even though it is there. I will be sending it in on their RMA program.
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