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My pc runs like ****...i want to restore it

I bought my compaq presario with windows me. but after twice having to use the system restore disk i switched to windows 2000, which i loved. but now, because of file sharing programs and other stuff, my computer is running like **** and i think i have to use the restore disk again. my question to you is, if i use the restore disk, will my os go back to windows me or stay windows 2000. and if it goes back to me, is there an easy way to put 2000 back on it? my freind at the time put 2000 on my computer. i dont know how he did it, but he did it for free. we are not friends anymore.

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  • mviper346 Jun 15, 2008

    thanks, but i dont have the win 2000 disk. and i used spybot s&d and i think i might have deleted something important cause now i cant connect to aol. im thinkin about just upgrading to win xp. i can buy it at my college cheap with my student id

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If you use the restore disk, you will be back to Windows Millennium

You might try a couple programs to clean up your system.

Spybot Search and Destroy

AdAware

Both are a free download from www.download.com

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If you use the restore disk it will return it to ME. The only other option for wanting Win 2000. If you have a copy of the disc you merely need to insert it. Then go through the steps to format then install windows. (Note: All information will be lost so back up all important data before reinstalling Windows.) Definetly do not use Win ME.
Good luck,
Lee

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    Lee A. Jun 15, 2008

    Yes you definetly want to do that. Getting it with the student discount is the best way. Then you will just need to pop in the disc and format and install.
    Good luck,
    Lee


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