Advice 1: How to undo Windows updates XP

The necessity of updating of files of the operating system tied to security and stability. However, there are situations when after installing another update or that there are other problems. In this situation, the user begins to think about how to remove installed updates.
How to undo Windows updates XP
Instruction
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Don't forget before you run the updates to create a restore point. This will help in case of any problems, to return the system to its previous state. To create a restore point open: "start" - "All programs" - "Accessories" - "system tools" - "system Restore". Select "Create a restore point", click "Next". In the opened window specify the name of the created point – for example, creation date.
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If after the updates the system is running correctly, try to remove the updates. Open "start" - "control Panel" - "add or remove programs". At the top of the screen, find the "Show updates" and set a tick next to it. You will then be able to remove installed updates. In that case, if for some reason it failed or rollback has not led to the desired changes, try to restore an earlier state of the system using a previously created checkpoint.
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It is possible that you did not create checkpoints. Still try to find them because the system itself creates these points when you install programs, drivers, etc. the recovery window days, for which was established control points in bold. Select a point and start the whole procedure of recovery.
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Unfortunately, in many cases, the recovery procedure does not help. If you have the installation disk, reboot and start the system with it in recovery mode. In this case, all modified files will be replaced with their originals from the CD-ROM. Your data is not affected.
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There is another recovery option is to reinstall the operating system updates. Start the computer, insert the OS disk in the drive. Selecting the Windows installation, then it is important! – with the appearance of the new window, select "Update". In this case you will save all your settings, programs and documents.
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Given that some failures are always possible, before upgrading, save the important data to external media or to another drive – i.e. not one that you put the OS. If you have one disk, split it at least two. On one will stand the OS on the second you will store all the data. This option significantly increases the safety of the information – even in case of full OS crash, your files on the second disk will not be affected.

Advice 2: How to roll back windows

Due to the possibility of returning in time in Windows using the restore point, the operating system can roll back to earlier date. Windows creates restore points automatically when installing programs, which, according to the system itself, can make changes in the architecture or harm.
How to roll back windows
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In order to roll back to earlier date, you need to run the selected recovery point in the past. On Windows 7 / Vista go to "control Panel" in the start menu, select view – large icons or small icons, and locate the shortcut called "Recovery".
In Windows XP utility is a system restore is in the start menu" directory "Programs" - "Accessories" - "system tools" - "system Restore".
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In the window system recovery, click open system restore". In the appeared wizard, restore system files and folders click "Next" and select a restore point that is more distant in the past from today's date, then click "Next" and "finish".
The computer will reboot, but if not, it will need to reboot yourself. Also before the reboot or after it on the screen you will see a strip of the recovery process. Windows starts in normal mode when the restoration process comes to the final, in other words, when the strip is fully loaded.

Advice 3: How to recover Windows XP startup

Windows XP has a rather large number of advantages compared to previous versions, but it can not createamenity users. For example, if you don't have UPS and electricity goes out often, the computer, of course, is not able to complete the job correctly. So physically damaged hard drive, not to mention the safety of documents and settings.
How to recover Windows XP startup
You will need
  • - installation disk;
  • - ERD system.
Instruction
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In this case, each restarting of the computer may carry unpleasant surprises. In particular, after diagnosis will be made by the equipment, nothing happens, i.e. the OS will "hang" during the boot process. Or will it just appear a black screen with a blinking cursor that does not respond to any of your actions. If the OS still be able to boot, it can start to behave unpredictably: issue messages about unknown errors, "hang" in the process, to ignore certain drivers and much more. In Windows XP Professional all these problems are quite easily solved.
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If the settings of your operating system restore is not prohibited, then at the end of each session, installing new software or drivers, add devices, etc. the computer automatically creates a checkpoint, i.e. it "remembers" and stores the system configuration at the time the session ends. You can also create them yourself.
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At any moment you can return to any of the control points, i.e. to restore or "roll back" system. All PC settings will be the same at the time of the checkpoint, while maintaining all created documents. This can be done by standard means of Windows: "start" - "Programs" - "Accessories" - "system tools" - "system Restore". But what if the OS "hangs" during the boot process or not loaded at all?
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While the computer performs the diagnostics of the equipment, keep clamped the F8 key, otherwise you may miss the right screen. Then instead of the usual icon appears in the Windows list of the various methods of booting the system. The simplest of these, which is fit in this case is "Download the most successful configuration (with efficient parameters)". Moving between menu items with the arrow keys, select the method and press Enter. The system will load the last known good configuration, i.e. the reference point when the computer was turned off in the usual way. For Windows this means that you did not have claims to its work.
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After booting the system, verify its performance: does not hang up if she does not appear any error, all programs and drivers are working normally, etc. If its work you are still not satisfied, try to do it another way. Restart your computer again, but now start OS in "Safe mode". In this case, loads only a minimal set of drivers and programs that access the network connections is missing. If in "Safe mode" system is working correctly, then your assumption is correct: the failure is associated with a hardware upgrade or software.
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After the de-energizing of the computer, disconnect any newly installed device, connect one of them and run the system in normal mode. If it again fails to start then this is the device that was the cause of the problem. Perform this procedure with all new devices. Check hardware compatibility with your OS, install the drivers going complete with it, download them from the official website of the manufacturer or "roll back" to a previous, working. If these measures do not help, you most likely will have to abandon the use of hardware with this OS.
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If the system does not start continue without recovery console you can not do. Just keep in mind that its development is not an easy task for a not very experienced user. But if you are the owner of Windows XP Home Edition, even in the presence of the installation and emergency disk without the help of qualified professionals, you are unlikely to do: it requires certain knowledge and skill to use. Her commands are written in DOS format, require a precise knowledge of syntax, as well as necessary for your purposes operators. You will be easier to reinstall the system using the same installation disk.
Note
Don't forget that when you reinstall your OS you will lose all data stored on your hard drive.
Useful advice
To see the commands to restore the system from the console you can in the "help and support", but remember that "Help" you need to use the OS that is installed on your computer.

Advice 4: How to activate Windows XP

Microsoft Windows of any year when installed on a computer does not require activation for one month. The version must be activated, otherwise your PC will be completely defenseless and open to all kinds of viruses. If you have Internet, phone, activate on their own.
How to activate Windows XP
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The first way is to activate it via the Internet connection. Connect to your ISP, find the button on the panel alert "activation Notification", make sure that the activation wizard is launched. The same label you can find if you walk the path: start button, All programs, Accessories, system tools, and next activation.
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Accept by clicking "Yes" in the "Activate your copy" via the Internet". Carefully read the "privacy Statement" all rights and responsibilities, follow the mark Next. You have the right to register and go through the process of starting a licensed version, and to declare the desire to connect additional conditions for the installation (go Back).
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To register please fill in all fields with contact information, get activation key for the system, enter it in the box and go back Next. Your application will be processed and the system is activated. Complete the procedure by pressing OK. You will be notified about the result by the screen message "You have successfully activated your copy of Windows".
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If you do not have connectivity to the Internet from a personal computer, use a mobile phone (the model must support the function of "the Internet"). In the activation window, find the relevant paragraph, make a free call at the suggested number, inform the operator that you wish to activate and inform the operating system code. After verifying the personal code, enter a different encoding from the operator and standard OK.
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If you upgrade your computer, that is, to spend on upgrading, format the hard drive, clean from viruses, be sure to reinstall and reactivate Windows XP. Preactivation on the same carrier can be done as many times as required. Remember that your actions to activate licensed version of Microsoft - it's not just the support of well-known companies, and the protection of their own equipment and information.
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