Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Restore Windows XP to Previous Working State

You can recover the windows critical components and return your computer to earlier state without loss of personal data using windows XP built-in system restore feature. With new programs being installed, viruses infecting and spy ware creates problem in your browsers it is not unusual for your computer to suddenly stop behaving correctly. So you can perform the windows recovery process and return your computer to earlier state within a minute.
Follow the given steps to run System Restore wizard:
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights:


  • First click on Start button.
    >>All programs.
    >>Accessories.
    >>System Tools.
    >>Then click on System Restore.


Now a "Welcome to System Restore" wizard will start, first read the detail instruction on left side of the page.






On right side of the page, click on "Restore my computer to an earlier time" check box under "To begin, select the task that you want to perform" area and then click on Next button


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On the "Select a Restore Point" page, click on bold date option, but try to use a restore date as close as possible to a time just before the problem started then click on Next button



Now a next page will appear with title "Confirm Restore Point Selection", to restore your computer to this date and time then click on Next button to start the restore process.






Now system restore process recover the previous windows settings and your computer
will restart with "Restoration Complete" message, click Ok button to finish the process.


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where is the reset button


If you mean how do you return to factory condition, press F11 just before it boots and follow the prompts.

Recovering your computer without recovery discs
Creating recovery discs (or USB storage device solution)
Ordering recovery discs from HP in the United States and Canada
Finding recovery discs from other Web sites
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HP recovery discs can be used to return a computer's software configuration to its original condition. HP provides a recovery solution on the hard drive, but it is still a good idea to keep recovery discs stored in a safe place in the event of a hard drive failure. Use the sections in this document to obtain a recovery solution that works best for you.
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NOTE:HP computers designed for commercial use, such as Workstations or Pro series, use "Operating System" or "HP Restore Plus" DVDs. To order these types of discs, go to the HP Replacement Part Store . Recovering your computer without recovery discs You may not need recovery discs to recover the software on your computer. HP provides a recovery solution on a separate area of the hard drive. If the hard drive is still functional, you can still perform an HP system recovery from the hard drive as long as the recovery information has not been destroyed or corrupted.
To do a software recovery from the hard drive, turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key until "Windows is loading files..." displays on the screen. If your computer originally came with Windows XP or earlier, press F10 to enter recovery instead of F11.
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