My Grandson's Dell (Old POS) was loaded with A Dell OEM XP Pro over the original Dell XP Home. This box was given to him. He didn't do it. Someone who thought they knew (but didn't understand!) tried to "upgrade" to Pro. It won't validate and says he may be a victim of piracy (Duh!). So, I can go to the recovery and revert back to factory but is there a way to bring back his user state? It's backed up ( 3hours w/ redo). Can I restore his user settings, saved games and programs to the recovered OS? I'm trying to teach him the right way to do things but poverty bends scruples. I have USMT and AIK and am A+ Certified but never tried to reinstate a boy's games and settings after using the recovery partition. I'm looking for a more modern box but until then, this one will have to suffice.
Edited by gpearman, 29 March 2015 - 09:48 AM.