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Emachine W3507----upgraded to windows vista----I want to do a full system restore

OK I have an e-machine w3507 that is about two years old. I got a free upgrade to windows vista, I want to do a full system recovery but I do not have a recovery CD. I don't want to go back to XP I just want to go back to when I loaded vista onto my PC. Any suggestions please.

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  • bigtiny Sep 06, 2008

    what key can you hit on startup to begin a recovery on a emachine,i know there is a recovery in all xp systems, i do not have the program cd with this machine,

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Most package systems like that will partition the hard drive and place the recovery image on the smaller partition of the drive. I don't know about this specific system/model, but I'd bet that is the case, and explains why you have no Recovery CD. Now, you need to understand that if you restore that image, it will be what the system had in place when you bought it two years ago. So, BACK UP YOUR DATA!! You will lose everything you have done for the last two years.

Now, having upgraded to Vista, there is no way to downgrade from Vista and end up with the XP you had before. You're going to have to format and start over. Did your computer come with a CD that allows you to boot and access the recovery partition on your hard drive?

Normally on systems like yours, you are prompted to create a restore disk when you first fire the system up. Did that happen with you? Did you create one?

Perhaps check this article on eldergeek: http://www.theeldergeek.com/re-enable_system_restore.htm

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

  • Damon Gray
    Damon Gray Mar 05, 2009

    Mpitts, giving ratings like that... you're not going to get much help.




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