06-20-2014 10:22 AM
Hi I own a HP Pavilion g7-2269wm and currently my problem is that I am needing to completely re-format my hard drive due to my room mate installing Ubuntu on here and creating partitions (now it shows 18 partitions). Now I am givin the option to boot windows 8 but when I select that it only opens the windows bootloader which tells me I need a windows 8 disc to boot it. I can see that Windows 8 is partitioned on sda3 and I can access all the files but I can't boot it, so Im stuck with Ubuntu right now and I am trying to get my windows 8 back. Is there any way to get this done? Oh and Im not sure if the product key will be intact after I re-format and if it isn't what do I do about getting a Windows 8 iso to reinstall with?
06-20-2014 10:41 AM
Here are two options available.
1. You can order a replacement set of Recovery Media using the link below - this will reinstall the original operating system, all required drivers and nearly all of the original software ( the exception often being trials of MS Office ). They will also re-create all the original partitions, including the Recovery Partition.
2. Download the Windows 8 Image file on the following link - note that this Image file is subject to a download cap, so you may need to try over a period of a few hours before the download starts successfully.
If you need a utility to create a bootable Flash Drive for this Image, try the free application below.
The product key for Windows 8 is encrypted in your bios chip and will be automatically read during installation.
Additional software and drivers you may require can be found by entering either your full Model No. or Product No. Here.
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