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Old 08-05-2006, 07:21 PM   #1
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Question Restoring my PC!

I would like to restore my PC to a status as similar to when I purchased it as I can. I attempted a system restore and it will only let me go back to early May, I purchased the computer about 2 years ago and I would like it to be back at that point if possible. It would be useless IMO to go back to May. I am not concerned with losing files, I just want a 'new' computer. Are there any programs, or anything hidden on the PC that I can utizile for this function?

P.S. I have no restoration disks, I do not believe I got them with the computer.

I should mention that I have a Compaq Presario SR1220NX w/ Windows XP
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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Reformat the hard disk maybe?
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:36 PM   #3
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How do you do that? Im not too savvy on the technical aspects of PC's. Don't you need a Windows XP disc though? I have no discs.
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How do you do that? Im not too savvy on the technical aspects of PC's. Don't you need a Windows XP disc though? I have no discs.
Unfortunally, the only option is to live with it or reformat the hdd and reinstall Windows XP. If you want to save your data. I would suggest buying a new hdd, buy a new copy of windows from newegg, install it, then hook up your old hdd and transfer your old data to the new hdd and you have yourself a new computer and more storage space

I do know what you mean by not being able to do a full restore, I tried and could only go back maybe 5 months from the current date I was trying to restore another one of my computer in my home. If you want a "new" computer, your best bet would to do what I said above.

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Old 08-05-2006, 07:57 PM   #5
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you also then have to reformat the old hdd so you have blank space for files
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Old 08-05-2006, 07:58 PM   #6
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Ok, thanks for the info... even though it made me mad haha...

I am downloading something called 'Ultimate Boot CD' to see if that helps with anything.
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I am downloading something called 'Ultimate Boot CD' to see if that helps with anything.
What's that for? I though you were trying to restore your system?
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I am, but anything to make it faster would be nice.
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:07 PM   #9
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the only thing that will make it faster is a new hdd. No software can really speed up your computer without a little more ram or better CPU or overclocking it which I'm sure you can't do since you have a compaq, not a custom gaming rig.
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AMD RULES - i sent you a message asking about your PSU - what's it like?
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