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Flengo
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Formatting Drive with Windows 8

I accidentally installed Windows 8 OVER my original Windows 7 system on my Toshiba Laptop. SATELLITE L755-S5216.

 

I'm having trouble finding out how to format my entire hard drive. I've backed up my important files, I just am not able to find a way to format my laptop right now.

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cbwilsha
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Re: Formatting Drive with Windows 8

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Complete instructions for Recovering the Internal Storage Drive to its original out-of-box condition start on page 62 of your User's Guide.

 

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Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit
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Flengo
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Re: Formatting Drive with Windows 8

I tried doing what it says, but there's nothing there. It didn't work.

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cbwilsha
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Re: Formatting Drive with Windows 8

If you didn't make the recovery disks you were told to make when you first started your machine, then you need to order them from Toshiba (see below). But, if I were you, I would try the HDD recovery method several times before giving up on it.

 

                Order Toshiba Recovery Media

 

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Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit
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Flengo
Posts: 3

Re: Formatting Drive with Windows 8

I have a higher version of Windows 7 64-Bit disc with me. But whenever I try to boot from it, It takes me back to the Windows 8 loading screen.

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cbwilsha
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Re: Formatting Drive with Windows 8

I have given you the only solutions I am aware of.  I also installed the Win 8 Consumer Preview on one of my computers and everything turned out to be a real mess and the only way out was to do a complete recovery as I suggested to you.

 

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Toshiba Sat. L675D-S7016 Win 8 PRO 64 Bit---Toshiba Sat. L775D-S7132 Win 7 PRO SP3 64 Bit which also has Virtual Machine with Win XP SP3---Toshiba Sat. L305-S5921 Win Vista SP2 32 Bit