I'm really a novice so forgive me. I have an older laptop that sat dormant for 2 years or so. nothing wrong. worked great but work gave me another to use.
I could not login wtih password i had forgotten. I did not use password recovery. I backed up the system (programs, files) and logged in as Admin.
how do i restore my system including MS Office and all the other programs that i can't access now? When i login as admin, under C drive, i can see those programs in the newly created "My Backup dated Nov 2012"
Do I perform System Restore from restore point Nov 6 2012? I dont' want to go buy all the programs again so it's most important that i keep the programs. no personal files so not an issue.