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    I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted...

    I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted. How can I install Windows 7 back again? I already have a dvd copy of it but I cant run because i cant open the setup exe file... Im new to ubuntu and dont know anything about it please help me.. I have a HP dv4 laptop

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    Re: I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted..

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    Re: I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted..

    Windows installs from the DVD, you need to boot from that for the windows setup to run.
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    Re: I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted..

    you may have a partition with W7 for system recovery .
    See recovery from start up screen ( half way down ish)
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...name=c01867418
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    Re: I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted..

    How do I boot windows 7? I only have a pirated copy of it but I will activate it later with my laptop's code..

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    Re: I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted..

    You should not use such copies. They could easily contain malicious code. You may actually be able to borrow a copy. And it's likely you will need to phone microsoft to explain all this when you come to activate.

    It's also possible that you could get recovery media from your machine vendor.
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    Re: I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted..

    Sadly, my recovery partition also got deleted

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    Re: I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted..

    I went on a warranty but they say that this is not covered in the warranty and theyre charging me additional charges to recover mmy laptop

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    Re: I accidentally installed ubuntu w/out partitioning and my Windows 7 got deleted..

    If you were in the UK I might be able to help but otherwise you should IMO seek a proper DVD from a friend. But not many people have them as most machines are pre-installed. And I'm sure it will need to be the version you have Eg: windows 7 ultimate or windows 7 home premium or whatever... 32 or 64 bit
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