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I want to reset the computer to an earlier date

I deleted some files that i shouldn't have and would like them restored by reseting the computer to an earlier date. Is that possible?

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Yes you can try to do a system restore on your computer to a specific date and time , To do this click Start>Accessories>System Tools>System restore and then follow the wizard to do the system restore and that should be it...

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I cant open certain programs on my pc , i deleted some rundll files by mistake and think thats the problem but dont know how to resolve it ? iv tried reboot from an earlier date..

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  1. If you have attempted to restore to an earlier date and it has not worked, you can attempt an earlier one.
  2. If that option is not available and all else fails, you will need to reinstall the software.
  3. Depending on how you have your system set up regarding deletion, you may have the files in your recycle bin, where you can restore them back to their original location, then reboot the computer.
  4. If you have even a novice skill set with computers, you should be able to follow the instructions in this link, click HERE for data recovery.
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