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Formatted HDD need to recover MBR or Data. And I do that how?

I added a 256 GB SSD hard drive and while reinstalling the OS (Windows 8) I accidentally formatted disk "f".  Which I believe means I erased the MBR, since I haven't overwritten the files still on there.

What is the drill?  I assume I have to use some program to copy the data to another HDD with enough free space to accept the transfer.... but how is this done?  What program?  What are the steps?  And can I do this without downloading a "Free" program that surprises you with a demand for payment before it completes the work.

I've been up for forty hours and I am still ignorant of the process.  I tried Acronis Data Drive only to learn that it doesn't work with Windows 8!

Help please.
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Connect the disk to a PC running windows and scan it using getdataback. It should see your missing files, and if it does, register it and you will be able to copy the data to some other disk or location on the LAN:

http://runtime.org
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Thanks.