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I had a Problem with the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, Downloaded the Offer version for my new Acer W500 At the start I request not to keep any thing in the install process and was expecting it to format the drive and create a partition as my windows 7 did on a new build with an SSD drive on Desk top Machine.
I did the Following
I created a USB bootable drive with windows 8 download and reconfigured the Bios to boot from the USB the windows 8 started to boot up and went through the setting up process request not to keep any thing in the install process, and got to a point where it said that there was not enough memory available so I think I did a very silly thing and formatted the one partition of the SSD that holds windows 7 (this was an option in the installation windows 8) now I have an empty partition of 29Gb (SSD 32 Gb on the ACER W500) but the windows 8 will still not install I have tried to recover the System with the Recovery Disks copied to a USB device but nothing happens.
I think that I need to reinstall windows 7 how do I do that without the Disk and only the Product Key Can you please help, may be I should have trimmed down my windows 7 Program before installing Windows 8 upgrade I had just under 7Gb free but no mention of what the minimum space required to install Windows 8 requires until you get to a very critical stage.
Can you please help and give me some guidance as to what my options are . Can any one provide a link to download windows 7 I have the Product Key I have also contacted the Manufacturer for advice as well.
I have ordered a USB DVD Drive to use the recovery disks supplied with the Computer just in case the process of copying them to USB was not the right thing to do, Hope you can help me I do not know where to start would be very grateful for your help I did a really silly thing selecting the format option in the Windows 8 installation. The small single partition is still present on the drive as when booting it asks me to install system disk to undertake a repair ? Obviously I only Have the Recovery Discs Not the same thing ?.