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    Quote Originally Posted by poopscoot View Post
    What exactly is a partition? I'm fairly computer illiterate.
    A physical disk divided into logical parts so it appears as multiple disks. You can have visible (to OS) that have a letter assigned to it and invisible without a letter, Typically UEFI, restore etc. partitions. Your OS partition is typically C:

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  2. #32


    Posts : 20
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    That's a lot more clear now, thanks. So making myself completely sure, if I wipe my harddrive it'll attempt to download Windows again? I really don't want to be without a computer.
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    No, if you wipe your hard drive you will have nothing. As explained before, you should have a recovery option available on you computer to refresh or recover.
    Windows will not download automatically. You need to access the recovery partition or download the Windows ISO before wiping anything.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    What'll be in the recovery partition that'll help after it's wiped. I'm not getting what you're telling me.
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  5. #35


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Type PC Settings in search bar hit enter, then choose update and recovery, then recovery.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    I'm sorry for not understanding earlier, I get it now. Okay, well, I'm backing up everything I need right now. I'll get back to you guys in a couple days when everything is done and restored.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8


    It's all working, I backed up anything I wanted to keep onto a few cds and then restarted my computer using the recovery. From what I can see it's a huge success, and thank you for helping me, and sorry for not understanding.
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