I created a virtual hard drive (VHD), size 30 GB, shrink from C: partition, and installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it.
Before installing Windows 8, I was dual-booting Windows 7 with Ubuntu.
The VHD file is stored on the C: partition. After I installed Windows 8 CP on it, I had 3 operating systems: Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 and Ubuntu.
I wanted to delete all operating systems on my HDD and merge the VHD to the C: Partition, so I created a bootable USB drive with Windows 8 Pro and booted from it. When the installer listed all partitions on my HDD, I clicked on the C: partition and clicked on "Format". This has led to my problem, and I have some questions that I have been researching for a week, but to no avail. The questions are:
How can I get my VHD back? When I boot to Windows 8 Pro, there are still 3 operating systems listed for me to select: Windows 8 (which is the OS I'm using), and the others are Windows 8 (volume 2 \VHD\win8.vhd, I have no idea why this still appears because my volume 2 was completely formatted) and Ubuntu. These 2 operating systems cannot be used.
If I can get my VHD partition back, how can I merge it with the C: partition?
is there any software that is able to reset a HDD to original settings? Because I have installed Windows 8 and since then, I've lost the F8 menu option.