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    Default Operating System not found

    I tried to reset my PC to factory default so I could go back to windows 7. I went to "Reset your PC" it asked if I wanted to remove all files from all drives and I clicked "All Drives". It said it was reseting my PC and then it said that there was an error. I restarted my computer and a black screen comes up that reads "an operating system wasn't found. try disconnecting any drivers that don't contain an operating system." I have no idea what to do. I would try to do a clean instal of the window 7 OS but it came with my computer and I don't have a CD.

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    Default Re: Operating System not found

    first if you have another windows 7 computer or your friend does search up in the start button system repair disk. Put a disk in the cd drive and make a repair disk. then put the repair disk on to your computer and then press system recovery

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    Default Re: Operating System not found

    Nick, Welcome to our forum

    Sorry to say but you probably overwrote your Win 7 OS when you installed Win 8 CP. The reset option of Win 8 CP only works to reset to Win 8 CP factory fresh. It will not restore Win 7. Unless you have an Image you created before you installed Win 8 CP or you have a recovery partition on your PC with Win 7 factory installation you will likely have to reinstall Win 7 OS from scratch. If you do not have an installation disk you can download the Win 7 iso file from Digital River, burn it to DVD and use your original Win 7 key to reinstall Win 7.

    To burn the iso file to DVD in Win 8 CP or a friend's Win 7 simply right click the file and choose Burn Disk Image. Win 7 and Win 8 CP can burn an iso Image natively.

    Everyone should read this thread in the Win 8 Installation Forum before attempting to install Win 8 CP.
    Last edited by Medico; 03-30-2012 at 02:12 PM.

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