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Old 08-21-10, 17:58
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Default starting over format the harddrive

I was told that I should sometimes redo my computer and make it new again
get a recovery disk from the manufacturer
move all the files I want to a disk
then pop in the recovery disk and about a day later computer is back up

I have a Compaq presiario
SR 1000T


is this right?
I dont have MS word, 97, the one I like, will it be restored? or do I need to find the disk?
what about my internet bookmarks? How Do I save those?
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Old 08-21-10, 18:10
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I have a Compaq presiario SR 1000T

MS word, 97

what about my internet bookmarks?

How Do I save those?
Guessing you have XP, and that museum piece (excuses, computer j/k) restore disks generally doesn't come with any office product even Office 97, i guess you will have to found the disk.


Yes, you need to save your IE Bookmarks, into IE just clic in File > Import and Export > Bookmarks and then save the file in a secure place.

Hope it helps, cheers.
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Old 08-21-10, 18:52
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Guessing you have XP, and that museum piece (excuses, computer j/k) restore disks generally doesn't come with any office product even Office 97, i guess you will have to found the disk.


Yes, you need to save your IE Bookmarks, into IE just clic in File > Import and Export > Bookmarks and then save the file in a secure place.

Hope it helps, cheers.
you are so mean
thats what the compaq dude told me also, that my computer is so old, I am screwed
they dont make recovery disks
I have the MS office, I found it

so what do I do for a new computer
I dont think I need one,. yet
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You may be able to create your own recovery discs. This HP Support document explains how.
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Old 08-21-10, 20:17
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I was told that I should sometimes redo my computer and make it new again
That was true at the time of Windows 9x, but since Windows 2000 I have never found a reason to "redo" my system(s).

If you keep it clean of "crap" (CCleaner) and malware, defrag your partition(s) a couple of times a year, I really don't see any need to reinstall Windows and all applications.

All my computers run as fast as on their first day, some even better due to the fine-tuning done over the years.

P.S. all my computers are also very old (Windows 2000 and XP), but I have no need to get anything newer soon...
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That was true at the time of Windows 9x, but since Windows 2000 I have never found a reason to "redo" my system(s).

If you keep it clean of "crap" (CCleaner) and malware, defrag your partition(s) a couple of times a year, I really don't see any need to reinstall Windows and all applications.

All my computers run as fast as on their first day, some even better due to the fine-tuning done over the years.

P.S. all my computers are also very old (Windows 2000 and XP), but I have no need to get anything newer soon...
I actually gave a link to the "Malware" thread
so this guy could see why I never complained about a thing

my only complaint about my computer in the last year or so was recent, when I came back from being gone 2 weeks and had unplugged my computer and I had to plug it back in and let "charge" before it would stay on.
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