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I need to restore my computer back to its factory settings, however it didn't come with a recovery disc nor a windows xp disc

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  • shane_sean04 Apr 15, 2009

    mine only goes back to the day that it is now further back what do i do now to resotre it???

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Hi,
not sure what do you meant by factory setting but if you want to restore window XP system then below link might be useful
http://etech.maiila.com/?p=15

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There is no recorvery disc comes under with windows xp cd. you can restore the data while you are using the windows xp, go to start menu, programs,accessories and system tools and system restore and there you can the date which the system is take the backup by the date. there date is highligted and click the data and restore the data for the go to the previous install and you have no data which you are saved before the date which you are giving to backup

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