We bought a Latitude E5530 with Windows 7 ultimate (without CD) 3 years ago.
My coworker wanted to install Ubuntu (dual boot) and I believed he accidentally deleted the recovery partition. Now that this coworker left the company, I would like to do a fresh install of Windows 7.
When I boot the computer, I press F8 and select "repair computer". After selecting my keyboard layout and entering my password, there is no option "Dell Factory Image Restore". I can only see "startup repair", "system restore", "system image recovery", "windows memory diagnostic" and "command prompt".
When I go to the Windows Media Backup page, I select "Dell Windows Recovery Image" and when I enter my Service Tag, it said "Recovery image not available for your Service Tag."
What would be the best solution to do a fresh install of Windows 7?
Here are the current partitions:
It is best to get a fresh install of Windows on the computer by formatting and reinstalling. Below are links that will help you get Windows installed.
You can Download the .iso from Microsoft but some workarounds are required. See here:
Unfortunately your links didn't help me.
How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7:
I went to Sofware Download , selected Windows 7 and enter my product key but then it failed.
Windows 7 Support:
I already tried that initially.
I prefer to not try the link from natakuc4.
Should I contact Dell support directly and ask for an installation disk?