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Accidentally installed extra Winodws on Recovery Drive

  1. #11


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    SIW2, it says "this window closes when it's done. Please post up kdir.txt - you will find it in the current directory."

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    Quote Originally Posted by manatee
    My machine is Dell Vostro 270s, Windows 7 Professional SP1, 64 bit. Windows 7 is what this originally came with, and I upgraded it to Windows 8 and now
    If the PC came Windows 7 Pre-installed, the Recovery Partition would be for Windows 7.

    Quote Originally Posted by manatee
    After I remove Windows 7 using Disk Management, will my computer still have recovery partition with Windows 8?
    If the PC came Windows 8 Pre-installed, the Recovery Partition would be for Windows 8.
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  3. #13


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    Did you have a recov part with 8 before?

    It doesn't sound like it.

    I expect your recov part is for restoring 7.

    If you want to keep that - you can - I would. You could just make a bit larger to avoid the messages, or you can delete the bits you installed onto it by accident.
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    SIW2, it says "this window closes when it's done. Please post up kdir.txt - you will find it in the current directory."
    Yes - so post up kdir.txt
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  5. #15


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    theog,

    The computer when I bought it came with Windows 7. I upgraded it to Windows 8 using the download from Microsoft Website. I had a virus problem, so I wanted to set it back to default factory setting. From my experience with my previous computer, I thought the only way to do it was by using the CD-ROM. I did not know that I could use recovery drive. In the process of me attempting to default the computer back to the clean-slate Windows 7 using the CD-ROM, I accidentally installed the Windows 7 into the Recovery Drive which by then had a Windows 8 in it. Now I ended up with two systems in Recovery Drive, Windows 7 and 8, leaving me with pesky problems that I mentioned in the initial post.

    Now I just want to get back to a clean-slate Windows 8.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8 is not on your recovery drive. You may be getting confused by the drive lettering.

    Post up kdir.txt
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  7. #17


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    SIW2,

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Did you have a recov part with 8 before?

    It doesn't sound like it.

    I expect your recov part is for restoring 7.

    If you want to keep that - you can - I would. You could just make a bit larger to avoid the messages, or you can delete the bits you installed onto it by accident.

    Hmmm...... I'm not sure which one I have on my Recovery Drive. All I know is that - my computer is enabled to clean-install the Windows 8 in the usual partition (the part we use, usually - I know know the proper name for it). I also know that Recovery Drive is FULL and over capacity and it's giving me annoying popups in the bottom right-hand side corner.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    SIW2, it says "this window closes when it's done. Please post up kdir.txt - you will find it in the current directory."
    Yes - so post up kdir.txt
    Sorry, how do I "post up kdir.txt"? Where can I find kdir.txt?
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  8. #18


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    It is whatever directory you ran the cmd file from.

    If you ran kd.cmd from your desktop, then kdir.txt will be on your desktop.

    If you ran kd.cmd from your downloads folder, then kdir.txt will be in your downloads folder.

    It is probably right next to kd.cmd.

    Just type kd.txt into the start search box ( on win 7 )
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8


    Ha, SIW2. I just realized why I'm not seeing it. The Recovery Drive is full that's why it's not saving anything.

    Let me remove some programs and that should create some space.

    But I need to go somewhere now so could you please check back around 2 pm? Sorry about that. Thank you so much for your help!! I will be back!
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    I expect I will popping in to the forums throughout the day.
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