I have a dell xps with windows 7 and I've been told that using recovery partitions is easier to do when you don't have an OS disc.
So I backed up and booted to the f8 menu to select the restore option, but it isn't there.
I check the backup (I took one of the recovery partition as well) and there is nothing there expect ADRInfos.xml and an empty recovery folder (there are no hidden files).
I took the OEM key and the product key is on the laptop itself (for windows 7), so what is my best option? Format and install windows 7 from an iso I have and then using product key + OEM? Will that work?