Solved Recover lost apps after Windows 7 factory reset

July 31, 2013 at 19:47:39
Specs: Windows 7
I accidentally removed a bunch of apps by going back to the factory settings. I can see what they are but can't figure out how to get them back.

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#1
July 31, 2013 at 23:46:40
Hi woodrthatch,

Please let us know the list of applications that are removed so that we can help you.

Did you perform a factory reset or System restore?

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell


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#2
August 1, 2013 at 07:42:17
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Most likely you did a system restore as a factory reset would have wiped any trace of them from your system. With a system restore, it left the program files in tact but wiped out the registry entries and any DLL files that were installed. You will have to re-install the programs.

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#3
August 1, 2013 at 08:48:23
Thanks so much for responding to my question. I know I have to reinstall them, my problem is I can see them but don't know how to get to them to reinstall them. Can you tell me how to reinstall what was removed?
Thanks,
woodrthatch

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#4
August 1, 2013 at 08:55:00
Please provide a list of the lost applications as requested in #1.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
August 1, 2013 at 10:19:44
Adobe Reader XI Version (11.0.03)
Ask Toolbar
Driver Update 2.2.2551.8
Google Chrome 27.0.1453.116
Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20125.0
Microsoft visual C++2008 Redistributable-649.0.30729.6161 9.0.30729.6161

Microsoft Visual C++2008 Redistributable-86 9.0.30729.6161
9.0.30729.6161

Norton 360 20.4.0.40
Qwiklinx 1.6.0.1758
RealPlayer 16.0.0
RegCurePro 3.1.6.0
Search Protect by conduit 1.5.0.71
ShopAtHome.com Toolbar 7.0.2.1
WebCake 3.00 3.00
Yahoo! Software Update
Yahoo! Toolbar


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#6
August 1, 2013 at 11:28:25
A lot of those items are malware/spyware - Ask Toolbar, Qwiklinx, RegCurePro, Search Protect, ShopAtHome.com Toolbar, WebCake, Yahoo! Toolbar. Do NOT reinstall them. If they're still on your system, remove them immediately. I'd get rid of RealPlayer too.

The other programs will have to be reinstalled. Most of them can be downloaded from their respective websites.

EDIT: spelling corrections

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#7
August 1, 2013 at 11:29:15
That's a long list. Most items you should be able to use Google and get a new download, which will overwrite anything that exists but is not working.

Not sure about the Driver Update - depends what it is for.

Some of the MS stuff will be updated in time from Windows Update.

Webcake and Quicklinx are malware so you don't want either of them. All the toolbars are at the least dubious (including "Conduit"). In my opinion you should run this freebie and let it delete all toolbars if you value your security:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Use the Delete button after the Scan.

You should also run this freebie which might unearth other nasties:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Registry cleaning programs can get things wrong and wreck the system. They do not improve performance.

In summary these are all you need back:
Adobe Reader XI Version (11.0.03)
Driver Update 2.2.2551.8
Google Chrome 27.0.1453.116
Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20125.0
Microsoft visual C++2008 Redistributable-649.0.30729.6161 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++2008 Redistributable-86 9.0.30729.6161
9.0.30729.6161
Norton 360 20.4.0.40
RealPlayer 16.0.0 (maybe - see later)

Even RealPlayer can spy on you but a lot of folk seem to use it. There are safer free products such as VLC Player.

EDIT:
We overlapped - mine was too long LOL.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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