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How to restore Windows this way...? Help please?

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#1 EmaWW


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:34 PM

Our Sony laptop (about 5 years old ) runs on Win XP Pro Pac 3 but the system doesnít feel right, is sluggish, some features like internet drivers network, CD etc are erratic and I was advised it is good idea to refresh/reinstall the system because all other measures like registry cleaning and so on donít help any more.

Just find that the manufacturers disk is nowhere to be found! Only backup I have is 2 restore disks I burned a while ago following the instructions from the in-built software Wizard.

The laptop manual says that if I use backup disks they will wipe out all installed programs as well. They are large number and set in particular ways and not all of them have their setup.exe any more.

The question - how to use my restore disks to refresh Windows system without erasing the software already installed?

Thanks for any easy to understamd guidance !

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

Your restore/recovery disks...are made in conformance with standards determined by the manufacturer of your system.

They determine how such function.

If the design of the restore mechanism is such that restore/recovery disks lead to a wipe/restoration...that is the manner in whcih the disks must be used.


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