Dell recovery deleted

Skid6969

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Hi all

My Mom needed windows 7 put on her Windows 8 preloaded Dell and my cousin deleted all partitions, including the recovery one to do it. Things like the USB are not picking up correctly I think because this machine was designed to run on windows 8.

I need to get the Windows 8 back on. Is there a way to get the laptop back to original? There is no CD key on like the old days just a windows sticker. If I had the key I would just DL the image, copy to a USB stick and reload.

There are no backups or anything like that. I don't suppose the is a magical installer that can setup a Dell laptop from scratch, creating partitions and all that?

I am not totally useless but by no means a PC wizard either. Is there a way to do this or must it go back to Dell?
 

Skid6969

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Jul 14, 2016
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Nevermind previous question, seems its free. I found the download location on the dell site. I will DL it, create a USB install and get it sorted. Thank you
 
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