Ok here goes. I'm a freelancer and one of my clients wanted me to encrypt my hard drive because security. Anyways they are a mac shop so they couldn't offer me any good advice on how to encrypt my computer because it was a windows machine.
I ended up using a freeware option that stalled halfway through. Long story short I broke my computer and had to boot up linux from a flash drive that my friend had. Any tips on how I get windows back? Ideally I'd like to keep the linux installation and just create a new partition so I can dual boot windows.
Every shop I've talked to wants to charge me like $150. I guess I don't need a windows key any more because it is in the computer somehow? Does that sound right?