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accidental reinstall of windws xp home

by algee3k / September 5, 2009 10:46 PM PDT

ok i accidentally re installed windows xp is there anyway to undue it
because all of my programs/software r missing

some of my old files such as videos mp3 are in desktop/documents and settings/etc...

but what i really want the most r the my old software/programs/drivers

so is there anyway to reverse this please someone help asap

thnx

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by Jimmy Greystone / September 5, 2009 11:14 PM PDT

No, there's no way to undo this except to simply redo the installation.

Next time be a little more careful that you don't "accidentally" reinstall the OS. Something that seems like it takes a number of deliberate steps to accomplish, so I don't know how accidental it can be... But it doesn't really matter now, because it's done, and you're stuck with the consequences.

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by algee3k / September 5, 2009 11:23 PM PDT
In reply to: No

dam that sucks some of my programs need registration codes but i dont have them with me(left behind in USA)

neways thnx

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Let's get you some backup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 5, 2009 11:32 PM PDT
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by algee3k / September 5, 2009 11:56 PM PDT

will this help me rebuild what i once lost?

i tried reading whatever was on there but i have no idea what those meant and if helpful to my problem

sry

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"This won't cure your current crisis"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2009 12:19 AM PDT
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"This won't cure your current crisis"

Sorry if you missed it but most never learn about backup until they need it.
Bob

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Probably ...
by Kees Bakker / September 6, 2009 12:24 AM PDT

he would have left his backup in a safe place in the USA also (see post above). So that wouldn't have been much help now.

It's the same situation as when you loose your key, find your spare key stolen and you spare spare key safely stored at home while you and your car are some 1000 miles away. Can happen. Nothing lost on the long run, but very inconvenient if you have to fly home and back again to get it.

Kees

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hey
by algee3k / September 6, 2009 3:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Probably ...

so what stuff(software and such) do i need to download i have a dell vostro windows xp home edition
so pls help me out on the stuff i need to install Happy

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I have to guess what stuff.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2009 3:41 AM PDT
In reply to: hey

Over at dell.com your service tag gets us the drivers so that can't be the question. Applications are unknown, unlisted unless I missed it.

Tell a little more.
Bob

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