Yes I did delete that crapfest of bloat ware called a recovery and no it was not a mistake. I do not need it. I install from a clean copy of Windows. Also, I was not thinking that you are not familiar with MSDN. Microsoft Developers Network or MSDN for short. Is a community of people that work on and with Windows. If you have a subscription and pay for it, then you can download a .iso of Windows anytime you want, however many times you want. So yes I can download Windows from the Internet any time I want. I really like having access to a premium MSDN account.
"You cannot just download it from the Internet. There are no Windows XP or Windows 7 operating system ISO files or downloads."
That's just not true!
All the operating system ISO files are available for download free, with Microsoft's blessing.
Just go to...
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River « My Digital Life
Microsoft doesn't care if you download Windows installation files because you can't use it unless you have a valid serial number.
But if you do, and you don't have a Windows DVD or CD they don't care if you make your own.
These files are available because Digital River has a license from Microsoft to sell Windows registration numbers, and a number isn't going to do you any good without the software to go with it.
THEY ARE DEAD what's hard to understand about that. There is no legitimate place to download them and almost nobody wants them.
U guys having fun yet? We see you struggling, striving, frustrated, trying to give (someone) closure in this thread. Do you not see that, instead, @ every turn, it mearly opens a new can of worms?? Look back... everytime, w/ the best of intent, that y'all try to correct, understand or rebutt some comment it's like throwing petrol on a fire. Amazing to watch this go from, a new OS is & will be unuseable to the virtues & accessability of an obsolete OS, yeeesh. (followed by laughter).
But, then, again, if you're ok beating your heads against a wall, it's good fun & funny reading for the rest of us
Right now there are 2 or 3 more of these threads in the same vain. There are probably more posts on them in the past week than on the rest of the forum combined. Then there are several old threads in the same vain.
I had once suggested to close those junk threads. But apparently nobody wants to do that. Maybe it is part of the entertainment program.