I am trying to re-install windows 7. However when I boot from the USB stick that I was given, the computer boots up from it fine. It gives me options to restore the operating system, use a system image etc. However when I choose any such option it says "insert recovery media"* or words to that effect. I thought my USB stick WAS THE RECOVERY MEDIA. So am I now screwed? I appear to have various drivers and other installation files. I also have no system restore points due to problems with windows, which is why I want to re-install it.
*When I re-insert the USB stick it says "Recovery media is invalid". I am now assuming the techy that created the bootable USB stick didnt actually create the necessary files to restore my computer. No system image or **** all. I dont think I can do much with just the drivers, various updates and MS Office Starter. I am bloody tamping and I will definitely be taking my laptop back and questioning;1, Why he didnt make a proper recovery, 2; why he didnt point out that I would need to create a system image or somethin myself.