I was trying to install a linux distro on my machine and I was thinking I had partioned it but when it begun to install I see that it was using all my hard drive, so it removed (even by mistake) my windows 8 (I had upgrate to 8.1 already) which came from manufacture.
I did an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro RTM by doing a clean install of Windows 8. I kept no programs or settings. I have installed absolutely nothing except the Boot Camp drivers I need since I'm running Windows 8 on a partition on my MacBook Pro. The partition is 201 GB and of that 201 GB only 68 GB is currently free. As I said before, I did not install anything else. Is this normal?
I have two hard drives in my system, one for Windows 7 and one for Windows XP. I had to reinstall Windows 7, and after the re-install, the Windows 7 boot loader started showing up. This did not show up before the re-install.
I usually use Windows XP for defaults and go into the BIOS boot menu to boot to Windows 7.
Just acquired a new laptop, Gateway NV, i5-430, 4GB, 500GB HD, Intel GMA, and, of course, Windows 7. I wish to install openSUSE (as I have on my other laptops and boxes, with Windows/XP and (sigh..) one Vista). No problems with partitoning any of them, but I have not partitioned a Windows 7 HD.
I do wish to keep Windows 7, but SUSE has become my primary OS.