system restore operations

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How do I restore my computer to its original state and keep some of the
programs I have installed? I am operating on Windows Xp home edition with
service pack 2. For example I want to keep the service pack 2 so I do not
have to download it again. This is the same with some of the other programs.

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SmileyX6X6
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    You are referring to two things which are mutually exclusive. You cannot
    return your system to its original state and keep any of the programs you've
    installed or service pack 2 which was installed after the system was first
    turned on.

    If you have a problem, post the specific issue you are trying to fix and
    perhaps we can offer something less drastic than what you've requested.

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    In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol.

    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
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    "smiley505" <smiley505@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0AB9095D-4E4D-4BD0-9760-55BF752422D6@microsoft.com...
    > How do I restore my computer to its original state and keep some of the
    > programs I have installed? I am operating on Windows Xp home edition with
    > service pack 2. For example I want to keep the service pack 2 so I do not
    > have to download it again. This is the same with some of the other
    > programs.
    >
    > --
    > SmileyX6X6
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi Smiley,

    You may find this of help.
    Description of System Restore
    http://home.earthlink.net/~mvp_bert/html/body_description.html

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    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/

    smiley505 wrote:
    > How do I restore my computer to its original state and
    > keep some of the programs I have installed? I am
    > operating on Windows Xp home edition with service pack 2.
    > For example I want to keep the service pack 2 so I do not
    > have to download it again. This is the same with some of
    > the other programs.
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