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System restore what is system restore? is this same reformat?

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No a system restore can take the computer back to an earlier time, windows is usually installed to do this, a reformat has a double meaning 1st format in FAT, FAT32, NTFS and leave (these are mostly used as storage drives) 2nd reformat: this is when a new windows or linux intallation is done, hence "i had to completely reformat my drive"

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Tinnish123
Happy Holidays!
well, if you got experience on reformat OS, do so, Go ahead and format and install the Windows Media Center, there could be something missing from the restored past installation.
Wheather or not you see the right drivers, in control panel, is a best way to reformat the system and if you got all the drivers, install them after the OS installation..
good luck

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