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    Deleted windows partition accidentally? anyway to recover?

    got a new notebook and installed ubuntu. Since I cant use netflix I wanted to go back to windows but apparently I deleted it :s

    Anyways to get it back?

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    Re: Deleted windows partition accidentally? anyway to recover?

    Did you make a recovery disk?
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    Re: Deleted windows partition accidentally? anyway to recover?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Did you make a recovery disk?

    no i did not sir

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    Re: Deleted windows partition accidentally? anyway to recover?

    When you installed ubuntu did you use the full hdd or did you install alongside windows ?

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    Re: Deleted windows partition accidentally? anyway to recover?

    If you completely overwrote Windows, while it may be possible to get the filesystem back, some of it will have been destroyed due to the overwrite; so I seriously doubt you can get it back in working order.

    If you're not sure if Windows is still there, open a terminal and enter "sudo fdisk -lu" (lowercase L, not a one). That will list out the partitions on the drive.

    IF you can't restore it, an alternative is to contact the notebook supplier and see if they will sell you "full restore media". That will be a LOT cheaper than going out and buying a full retail copy of MS Windows.
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