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I can not upgrade windows, javaor my restore point/ what can I do ?

When I try to install or delet or upgrade programs located on C Drive, the following message, tne feature you are trying to use is on network resource that is unavailable, enter an alternative path to a folder containing the installation

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Windows XP comes in two editions: Home and Professional. The Home edition is intended for a casual computer user while Professional is intended for an office context. If you are experiencing slow performance in Windows XP Home Edition, you may want to reboot the operating system, which is defined as simply reloading the operating system by restarting the computer.

Turn off all peripheral devices connected to your computer, including speakers, printers, scanners and external hard drives. Click the "Start" button located in the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Turn off Computer." From the "Turn off Computer" menu, select "Turn Off." Allow the computer to completely shut down. Give the computer sufficient time to rest and make sure that there is absolutely no noise coming out of the computer. Unplug the power cord from the power source and wait at least five seconds. Plug the power cord back into the power source. Turn the computer back on by pressing the "Power" button on the computer and wait for Windows XP to reload. or factory settings Restart the computer. Press the "F8" key after the computer reboots but before the "Windows" logo appears on the screen. You should now see the "Advanced Boot" menu. Scroll down through the menu options using the down arrow key. Stop when "Repair Your Computer" is highlighted and hit the "Enter" key. Select the language you wish to use and press the "Enter" key. Type in the computer's administrator ID and password. Press the "Enter" key. Scroll through the options using the down arrow key. Choose "Restore (name of computer manufacturer) Settings." Press the "Enter" key. Choose "Yes" when asked if you want to reformat the hard drive. Press the "Enter" key to begin the reformatting process. The process takes a few minutes, so be patient. Do not turn off the computer or attempt to stop the process after it has begun, or this may result in major damage to the hard drive. Choose "Finish" and press the "Enter" key to restart the computer. The computer will restart with the original factory settings.
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Are we talking System Restore or System Recovery (to factory settings)?

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1. Backup all you important files, use an external hard-disk if possible
2. Make sure you have two drives or partitions: usually drive C and D
3. Insert your xp cd, do a quick format of drive C and install
4. Boot into windows xp and format format drive D if necessary
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When installation is complete you will see both os options: windows 7 and previous version of windows (i.e xp)

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Like I said before a) it was deleted b) it was moved.

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Screenshot: http://technophobik.co.uk/vxp_control_panel/s005_sys_prop_system_restore.asp

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Click the System Protection tab at the top of the box. The uncheck the box beside the H:Drive in the box under Automatic Restore Points.


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Click the View Tab and go down the list of Advance Options and clcik in the circle to "Show Hidden Files and Folders"

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Windows already comes with some features that could help you out. First, Window's System Restore feature creates restore points that attempt to enable the user to restore the computer to the same state it was when the point was created. It doesn't replace all files and programs, but it tries to restore all settings that it can.

If you want to restore just your system files from the CD you can do that as well. This will leave all programs and personal files intact, but restore the Operating System to the state it was when first installed.

Lastly, if you would like to reformat the entire computer and install Windows fresh you can do that as well. You will need a copy of a CD of a previous Windows installation, however, since you have the Upgrade version. During installation it will just ask you to pop it in to verify that you have an older version and then just proceed with a regular install.

Please comment back as to which option you would like and I can go into more detail.

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