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Install windows 8 and remove Ubuntu 13.04


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#1 OscarIGZ

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:30 AM

Hi I need help on restoring my computer back to windows 8. I'm new to this whole Ubuntu thing and decided to install it to give it a try. I installed through what I believe is called UEFI which is BIOS for newer computers. The installation went perfect but since it didn't give me an option to dual boot I decided to just accept formatting my disk without knowing it would completely delete everything. Ubuntu is currently running on my computer but I desperetaly need to go back to windows due to programs I need and to recover the files I deleted. I have windows 8 burned on a DVD but it won't read it on Ubuntu and I can't access it on BIOS since my computer doesn't have it. My computer is a Toshiba satellite p875-s7102 and it came with windows 8 pre installed. Sorry for the info not being too detailed it's just that I have no knowledge about it.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:07 AM

If you installed Ubuntu over Windows 8 then it's highly unlikely that you'll be able to recover those deleted files. You could try 'testdisk' on a live Ubuntu DVD or USB stick/flash drive. Guide here: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

 

Did you install Ubuntu from a DVD or from a USB stick?



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:13 AM

I installed it with a DVD.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:02 AM

I'm puzzled ..... Can you not boot in to the Windows DVD that you mention? You managed to boot in to the Ubuntu DVD to install it.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:02 PM

There is also a good chance that the recovery partition for Windows 8 still exists. But, you would of needed to

of created a boot disk to access it.

 

But, like 1002 Richard S says, just boot into the Windows 8 DVD.....not while Ubuntu is running.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

Yeah I've tried booting into the disc but I don't know how. I guess my computer doesn't have the usual BIOS instead it has UEFI or EFI don't know whic

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

Did you make this DVD yourself? Or did it come with your comp or did you purchase it?

 

You should be able to boot into it the same way you booted the Ubuntu dvd.

Do you see a boot screen during bootup where you can choose which drive to boot to?

 

Are you inserting the DVD while Ubuntu is running and shutting down the comp then attempting to

boot again?


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