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Old 06-20-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Selective Restore?

I have windows ME, and is there such a thing as selective system restore?
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I don't think they put the restore feature in till XP
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Yep, I've got it.
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sorry if that came out the wrong way. i didn't think thay had that in windows ME
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Nah, its fine. Yep, they have it on ME, and I have used it several times.

Basically what I am saying is: I downloaded the new version of WMP, and it took me a very long time, and I don't want to have to download it again. Could I just burn the files in the WMP folder to disc, then install it after I restore?
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now from what i understand of system restore, it won't revert WMP to an older version. i have used it in the past and all it did is reset the settings to a previous time. it doesn't delete any files just changes the settings.
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Yeah this is true, though if you have recently installed programs, its possible for the registry to go back, so the program isn't on the Start menu anymore, though this is only a glitch and you can easily make it again.

To my knowledge, there is such a thing as a selective restore, though not in the way I think you are thinking.

When you select a month and date, it does have a menu where you can go back to when that program or another program was installed so you don't have to install everything from that day back again, though if the program doesn't automatically create a system restore point, then you wouldn't have one.

This is where it comes in handy to create one every time you install a new program so if anything goes wrong, you can just revert back.

Other than that, thats all your going to get I'm afraid, though I hope i've helped.
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:42 PM   #8
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Well, instead of losing all of my files, I am just going to thouroughly clean it. Thank you for your help though.
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