So i had an OEM installation of from dell with a recovery partition installed. I decided to give windows 8.1 a try and overwrite 7. Somehow this disconnected the recovery partition, because upon reinstalling windows 7 - from a disc aquired - i cannot access the recovery partition. I mean it is there, i just cannot boot from it. I would like to install the .WIM files that are located in that recovery partition, or at least have the option available to boot into recovery mode if i need. the "Repair your computer" option is now missing.
anything would be helpful.