System Restore Feature

MerpsMom

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I'm having minor Windows log-on problems and am thinking of doing a system restore to change what I tried to and couldn't. (??)

Anyway, if I do that, it doesn't affect my data, does it? E.G., all the e-mails, downloads, data files in programs, etc.? I'm thinking no, but want to be sure.

The difficulty: don't want to have to click on Personal Settings to start Windows. Tried to get around it but system doesn't recognize my change, gives me an error message, and freezes until I reboot once. I'm afraid it'll just plain freeze for good if I leave it the way it is.

Thanx.
 
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Dermot

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Every time you download or install a new game, application, or software update, you make changes to your computer. Sometimes that change may make your system unstable. Have you ever wanted to go back to the way it was? With System Restore, you can.

System Restore works a lot like the Undo command in Microsoft Word. You can use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing history, drawings, favorites, or e–mail) so you won't lose changes made to these files.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx

I have used this a few times works great...


Good luck

Dermot
 

Mick11

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Only thing you will lose are any programs installed after the restore date.
Its a really useful feature, I use it a lot.
 

JPete

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Do it, no promblems. I know the techie's said to, but when it comes from another cp illiterate it somehow makes it easier.
 

MerpsMom

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You mean like Dummies Helping Dummies? Not that you're in that category, Jeannette. But with all this validation, I'm doing it.
because so far, it's a sure bet Dell can't help me.
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