How to restore the system without any software?

@Wordlinx (507)
India
November 8, 2009 1:17pm CST
I don't have installed any system restoring software in my computer and now I want to restore my system to some date(15 days back).As I am not sure of the procedure to restore the system without any software, I request the mylot members to tell me the procedure to do that. Mine is Windows XP pro, with service pack 3 and the Operating system is not genuine one.Is it possible to restore my system to an earlier state?
2 responses
@owlwings (39362)
• Cambridge, England
8 Nov 09
XP does have a restore option but (as with any restore facility) you must have set a restore point for it to restore back to. You won't be able to restore to an earlier date if you weren't aware of the option and didn't create a restore point.
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@Wordlinx (507)
• India
8 Nov 09
I thought that the system will create the restoring points for every installation or removal of software / update , automatically.That's why I removed the spy ware terminator few days back , which is bundled with the system restoring option.Now I am in the need of restoring my system to some other date as my system starts to malfunction..As from your response, it seems that restoring option may not work properly, as I have not created any restore point so far..At least hereafter I need to install some other software for this purpose.Thanks for your response to this discussion.
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• India
10 Nov 09
Hi wordlinx, from your response in box 5 I hope you got your system restored. You may have seen it that, but still I wanted to add that there are system checkpoints too that are created automatically by XP in fixed intervals. :)
@Wordlinx (507)
• India
14 Nov 09
After reading the responses, I made a search in the net for more details. As you have mentioned, the system itself is creating many check points in specific interval and also when we install or remove some of the software from our system.Also it seems ,a check point is created before the start of update process of any of the installed software in our system.But unfortunately, all the changes can not be reverted again if the time span is more,it seems. We can get back the system, if we try to restore it withing 10 days. After that , we used to get some dll file missing error and only the desktop icons are available for some of the applications and they are not able to be opened or worked.Thanks for the response and the information.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
8 Nov 09
if you created a restore point, you can restore your computer to that point. BTW whats your concern for restoring your system. We can help if you will be more specific
@Wordlinx (507)
• India
8 Nov 09
My system is not working well as I tried to remove of the third party tool bar from the program files of the C drive. As I had no option for proper removal for that particular tool bar, I tried to remove it from the C drive. I am not able to remove all the files entirely and also I am not able to install it again.Because of this, a small pop up window of the tool bar is always getting displayed whenever I start the system which is annoying me too much.As I don't have any software for restoring the system, I have not created any restoring point.Also, Also I installed and removed many browsers in the two days..Because of this, my system is showing many errors..That's I wanted to restore my system back to some other date..Thanks for yore response.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
Wordlinx, you have to delete your browser and install a new browser. If you use firefox remove it from C, then you can install a new firefox. But be sure you have a spare browser which you can download. I suggest you use Firefox 3.5.5 download it from mozilla.com