Used System Recovery DVD supplied with XPHome

January 10, 2010 at 11:28:25
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition
I had a problems with the computer that required that I use the "System Recovery DVD that came with the XP Home addition. The process worked and everything is set back to original state but it did created a My backup folder that contains all my old files and windows folder. Can I restore my computer using this backup folder that was created on my C drive?

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January 10, 2010 at 11:35:50
If I understand your situation your restore disk backed up your personal files. Those most likely would have been located somewhere in My Documents.

If that is the case then just open the folder and copy the files to the locations you wish. You may need to take ownership of the files/folders. To learn how, look at the link below.

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January 10, 2010 at 11:48:09

Forgive my asking but since you mentioned "System Recovery DVD that came with the XP Home I have to ask you what make is this PC? ARe you sure it wasn't originally Vista preinstalled? The reason I ask is that XP Home were never supplied on DVD media other than CD media.


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January 10, 2010 at 11:53:52
I believe I know what to do with my old documents, in fact I have already copied those to a jump drive.
The backup folder was created by the sys recov. under the Local C: drive. The folder is called My Backup 10-1-08. I looks to contain a copy of my entire original harddrive files including the program files folder and the windows folder. Inside of those two backed up folders are some programs I had and the system files etc. Instead of rebuilding all my programs, printers, and network, I was wondering if there is a way to restore this backup folder. I appriciate your response.

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January 10, 2010 at 11:55:54
It's an E Machine and the disc is labeled "System Recovery CD/DVD" Microsoft Widows XP Home Edition

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January 10, 2010 at 12:11:00
When programs are installed they create links to Windows (dlls). If you copied the programs back to the C drive you still would not have those links.

Any program that came pre-installed from eMachines should have been restored.

There are some programs that stand alone and don't have links to Windows. Those are the exception.

If you only have ONE disk for restore it may well be a DVD.

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