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First I would like to preface that I had originally bought a cheap Windows 8 laptop. Then after being very bored in the desert I decided to attempt dual booting.

Long story short:

It wouldn't work but ended up accidentally repairing Ubuntu 12.10 from the Live CD which wiped my hard drive. Which was fine and dandy. I ended up with a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10.

Fast forward a couple weeks later, etc. It would have been nice to use Windows. I don't want to use WINE nor VirtualBox. So I try to re-install Windows but cannot, for the life of me, get it to work. I get stopped on the Windows install stating something about requiring drivers.

I've tried using a USB stick but it's not detectable when I boot.

So my question:

Does anyone know a resolution for this?

I'm not sure what info I should include but my laptop is Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5340.

I would prefer W7 but I'm not sure the laptop has drivers compatible. I have legal ISOs and keys for both OSes. I'm not able to make a recovery CD since my recovery partition for W8 was wiped out during install.

Edit: clarification.

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Without being too annoying. This seems like a Windows 7 question. So you should probably ask this on Super User. Don't copy paste this question, they will most certainly want to know the exact error message. –  Paul van Schayck Feb 7 '13 at 8:46
Definately a windows issue, and a little odd. What OS are you trying to install? In my experience windows very rarely needs extra drivers these days and it was often when you wanted to boot off an exotic boot device –  Journeyman Geek Feb 7 '13 at 12:08
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