|... if you use your recovery partition software... then yes it will wipe off everything and slap in xp home again ... depending on how this recovery is configured there may be options to update the recovery with incremental(?) back-ups of what you have.|
... you could try reinstalling the drivers again for Lan, WLan + bluetooth*# bearing in mind they were created for xp "Home" ... these "may" work in Pro(?)
"... The Advent 4213 is basically a rebadged ECS G10IL .."
... Source << click this is very usefull for you!
... you may need some of these >> ECS G10IL Driver DOWNLOAD*#
... download for connection manager not available but there may be a way round this!
... copy the complete folder of connection manager eg C:\Program Files\name of folder ... to another device eg usb..cd ..whatever... (there may be another folder that depends on installation C:\Program Files\Common Files...maybe not!)
... use a back-up driver tool this ones free: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTAB...
.. save the drivers to onother device.
... when "pro" is back "on" copy the folder(s) + contents of connection manager back and its drivers from other device.
... you'll have to experiment ... time!
...ps ... connection manager plus other programs might be available @ another location check C:\Applications <<<folder or anything similar
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
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