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How do I resore to original state on XP computer

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Click on start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > click on System Restore > Now a wizard will come select Next > now you will see a calendar .there you have to select the day on which you found that your system was ok........
for ex if you have installed os on january and by now it is may .you can select date from march ,february ,january in the calendar.and click next ..or select the first system restore ...but take backup of important files in window directory........
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To get the state as in when it was new, you would need to run the restore dvd or then reinstall xp from the setup cd. you would loose all files and programs.

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