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Lost Windows 8 trying to dual boot Linux

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    Windows 8

    Lost Windows 8 trying to dual boot Linux


    I am very new to windows 8 (8.1) but this is undefensible .
    I was trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 8 install when I accidentally
    wiped out my entire windows 8 install.
    I am using an acer aspire laptop

    Does anyone have any ideas about how I might reinstall windows 8

    Thanking you in advance

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  2. #2


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    I am using an acer aspire laptop
    Is this a Acer OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    theog: Thanks for your quick response. The answer is yes, why?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    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.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


    warning   Warning
    I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    How to make Acer Recovery disks.

    Using Acer Recovery Management to Restore Windows 8

    Create a Packard Bell Factory Default Backup in Windows 8


    Windows 8 - Create a Factory Default Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Create a Drivers and Applications Backup - Acer Recovery Management - YouTube
    Windows 8 - Restore Windows With a USB Recovery Drive - YouTube
    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
    You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

    https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
    or
    Acer | Recovery Media
    Check in Accessories
    or
    https://store.acer.com/store?Action=...&SiteID=acerna
    or check the main web site.
    Acer Worldwide - Select your local country or region
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    You would think I was smart enough to do that wouldn't you?
    Well thanks for pointing me towards Acer's site I'll see what I can do there

    Thanks again
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