Restoring my computer

  irongirl 11:18 11 Nov 2007


Can anybody tell me the difference between using the restore CD on my computer and using the Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore option?

I need to restore my old computer but can't seem to find the disc.


  sunny staines 11:22 11 Nov 2007

restore cd will take you back to how the pc was on the first day you used.
system restore will take you back to a recent date of your choosing so you will keep all your settings docs etc.

  johndrew 11:25 11 Nov 2007

The `System Restore` option will put your computer back to a specific date, generally, if problems with the OS are experienced click here

The Restore CD will put your PC back to its original state as supplied by the manufacturer and you may easily lose documents, photos, etc., if you use this to recover your PC to this condition. You will also lose all OS updates and probably all programs you have installed.

  irongirl 11:25 11 Nov 2007


I thought I might be able to reset it completely. No such luck.

The user manual of my old computer reckons I would have gotten 2 restore discs with it but I definately only received one. Aw well...thanks anyway.

  Technotiger 11:26 11 Nov 2007

If you go to System Restore on your old computer, you may be able to do a simple System Restore - ie, Restore my computer to an earlier date.

Make sure you choose a date shown in BOLD print.

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