I just tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside Windows 8. The install crashed halfway through, and for awhile I couldn't get into either operating system. After I got the Ubuntu demo working again, I found that couldn't (and still can't) get into Windows.
When I tried to reinstall Ubuntu (in case the download was simply corrupted or something), I got an option to install Ubuntu alongside Ubuntu; I didn't get one to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. I really need to get back onto Windows to access my homework and stuff. Is there any way to get back into Windows without going to see a computer expert? Or at least any way to recover the files?
Windows 8 came pre-installed on my laptop, I'm trying to get Ubuntu installed via USB drive, and I don't know what else information I should put here but will be happy to answer anything else to the best of my ability.