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    I have a netbook with windows 7 installer. While the netbook(PC) is booting I can press a button and tell the netbook to install fresh new windows 7. Without losing this installer how can I install windows 8?

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    Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 should not have any affect on the Windows 7 recovery partition unless you specifically delete the recovery partition during the install.
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    I don't think that is what he is asking.

    Seems he wants to keep the win 7 recovery partition intact - in case he decides to go back to it, or in case of disaster.


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    Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 should not have any affect on the Windows 7 recovery partition unless you specifically delete the recovery partition during the install.
    Exactly, if you are careful not to delete it while installing 8, it will still be there. You probabaly won't be able to access it via f key afterwards.

    Depending how the oem have set it up, you can it as a regular boot menu entry, or mark the recov partition and boot it up.
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    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    startup repair disc-create


    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    information   Information
    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    startup repair disc-create


    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
    No, I didn't. I don't have Disk Player. The very first time I have installed Windows 7 from that special partition (when I first bought the computer) it asked what language do I want to install and have choose English. The next time, it didn't ask me for language, in fact I was unable to install a fresh one. Because I was only able to access the Windows 7 installer via repair mode. Then it sends all the previous files under Windows.old and theen installs Windows 7 Starter next to it. And it installs it Turkish without asking me what language do I want. There is partition named WINRE (System, Active, First Section, 14GB) that I was unable to access it from the F8 or BIOS. The C where current Windows runs is Boot, Disk Catch Files, Locked Information, First Section.
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