Dealing with windows 8 pre installed

dearvivekkumar

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Hi,

I have purchased a deIl inspiron i5 7537, it has windows 8 pre installed on it.

This is the first time I have i have bought a laptop with os pre-installed.

They don't have provided windows 8 DVD. I have to use "Dell recovery and Backup" utility. That is fine!

My need is to installed Linux along-with windows 8, so I have created 2 more partitions.

Now If I use this recovery, then the entire hard disk will be deleted and restored back to factory.

Which I don't want, I want that If I have re-install windows 8 then only the C (windows os partition) get delete.

I'm not getting way to achieve the same?

More over I have big doubt, if I format by entire hard disk and then use install windows 7 will the BIOS will not be affect and everything will just be ok or not??

Thanks

 

drtweak

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Yea the System Recovery will erase everything on the hard drive. You could reinstall with windows 7. if its a Dell windows 7 Install disk you don't have to worry about a CD key as it will detect the service tag number on it and wont be an issue.

 
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