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I'm an idiot, someone help!

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#1 mycasa2ucasa


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:01 AM

My PC recently crashed so I tried to use my son's Dell laptop to do my online coursework. It had Windows 8, which didn't have the program I needed. So me, being the genius that I am, decided to insert my Windows 7 disc and install. Now I can't connect to the internet because I didn't save my driver info. I can't download from my PC because it's not working. Before I pack everything up, take it to a local repair shop and pay through the nose, I was wondering if there's any way to convert back to Windows 8 without the software disc. Thanks for any help.

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#2 ElfBane


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:38 AM

There should be a Recovery partition on the lappy in question. Research your documentation on the lappy to find out how to bring up the Recovery partition. If you don't have the documentation then Google for it. You'll need make and model info to do this.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:53 PM

It's a laptop...manufacturer and model information should be readily apparent.  Any drivers you might desire should be available at the manufacturer's website support page for that system.


In this world of millions of users of computers...it's a simple thing to ask others to borrow their systems for a few minutes to download/save drivers and other items.



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