In my laptop, I already have a Win7 original copy and the recovery partition in drive D. When I open D however, the system asks me to enter media in order to get my recovery. I entered USB flash with 32GB and the recovery moved to USB flash and the drive D formatted automatically.
How can I restore the recovery using the USB. I tried many times to boot from USB with no success.
Whenever I select Windows 7 under GRUB, it just hangs at a flashing underscore
windows 7 is installed under my first primary partition, what should the GRUB section look like for it?
I can't check what mine looked like because this happened:
Someone did a re-installation of his Operating System of the C: drive using his computer's 'Acer hidden recovery partition' (the alt+f10 procedure). Then he chose 'do not back up personal data (this will wipe the entire C: drive)' during the recovery process and his system was 're-installed'. All of his personal data was in that C: drive.
After disabling fastboot, secureboot, and other nefarious bs in the bios of my Asus k55a I managed to get Ubuntu 12.04 installed. However Windows 8 didn't survive the process. I originally wanted to dual boot. Now that I have Ubuntu installed and only have the recovery partition of Windows 8 left, I would like to make a bootable usb from that recovery partition.
I have an Acer Aspire 4739 and want to install Ubuntu but I was wondering what happens to the recovery partition if I ever wanted to go back to windows? I don't have a boot disk that laptop only have the recovery partition I think. So how would I install Ubuntu without losing the partition?