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Thread: dual boot windows 7 and opensuse 12.2

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    Default Re: dual boot windows 7 and opensuse 12.2

    On 2013-02-27, foresthill <foresthill@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
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    > gogalthorp;2530352 Wrote:

    _SNIP_
    > Because a non-bootable Windows
    > partition is a nightmare if your computer didn't come with an
    > installation or restore disc, which most don't (which I find 100%
    > inexcusable).
    >
    > The above applies only to Windows 7 and earlier.
    >
    > I recently bought a Windows 8 laptop, that has a UEFI BIOS. I did an
    > Ubuntu installation the way I always have, but afterwards, Windows 8 was
    > unbootable, and I had no recovery disc.

    _SNIP_

    In Windows 7, a recovery disk could be created within the operating system and booting from this disk allowed fixing
    virtually any broken Windows 7 MBR. Is this no longer the case with Windows 8?


  2. #22

    Default Re: dual boot windows 7 and opensuse 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by flymail View Post
    On 2013-02-27, foresthill <foresthill@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    > gogalthorp;2530352 Wrote:

    _SNIP_
    > Because a non-bootable Windows
    > partition is a nightmare if your computer didn't come with an
    > installation or restore disc, which most don't (which I find 100%
    > inexcusable).
    >
    > The above applies only to Windows 7 and earlier.
    >
    > I recently bought a Windows 8 laptop, that has a UEFI BIOS. I did an
    > Ubuntu installation the way I always have, but afterwards, Windows 8 was
    > unbootable, and I had no recovery disc.

    _SNIP_

    In Windows 7, a recovery disk could be created within the operating system and booting from this disk allowed fixing
    virtually any broken Windows 7 MBR. Is this no longer the case with Windows 8?
    Now that you mention it, there probably is a key that could have been pressed while booting up that would have started the recovery process. But that would have taken me right back to where I was, a laptop with Windows 8 and no Linux. And after playing around with Windows 8 for 3-4 hours, I concluded that the OS was completely unacceptable and I had no use for it. So I just wiped the disc clean and installed a dual boot system with Win 7 and Linux. Windows 7 is definitely the last Microsoft OS I will ever use.

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