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.