Basically, I have a Dell Laptop which came in with pre-installed Win7. The computer had a built-in recovery media: I could access this by pressing F8 on startup and the boot options menu, where you can select "Repair your computer", "Safe Mode", etc...
I installed Win8 onto this laptop and now, when I press F8 on startup, I cannot access the boot options menu. The recovery media is still on my harddrive taking up about 50gb, but I cannot access it as it's a protected storage. I know that Win8 has a very different safemode option and accessing it is done differently, but I want to restore my laptop back to Win7 factory installed from the recovery media.
Any ideas how I could access it?