Trying to do part 2. c:\System Volume Information\ only shows 2 _restore# from today and 01/31/2008 which has a RP0 and RP1\snapshot from 01/31/2008. This is really old. I'm not sure where the restore points that I saw on the System Restore calendar went to? Or, don't they backup the Registry files? Whatever files it is using now, brought me back to a long time ago before I even changed to a WorkGroup.
Before GeeksToGo helped me, I had done an ERUNT on 07/31/2010. Also, from within Regedit, I did a Export Registry on 8/31/10. I have removed Robohelp and installed a different version since then (lost Key when cleaned up virus). And the ERUNT would have been before the combofix and all the updates of Java, Adobe..., so it is old too. Would have GeeksToGo made any backup copies of anything I could possible hunt for and use?
Do I need to use the _restore# files? Or, can I use any of the other files? If not, do I just reinstall everything that doesn't match with the programs actually on disk?