Hi. Yesterday I installed a music management program (ZenPoint MusicCenter). During installation it said that Microsoft.Net and Microfsoft Sql Server were required and it recognized I did not have them and offered to install them and I went ahead and let it do so. The music management program was just a trial and I didn't like it so I uninstalled it using the "Add or Remove Programs" area of Control Panel. But that did not uninstall Microsoft.Net or Microsoft Sql Server. The next time I shut down my computer (or maybe the time after that) it said there were updates that needed to be installed. There were a lot, 14, and it took a long time and the computer crashed before finishing (got the windows had to be shut down message) and then the installs started back up once I turned the computer on. I assume the installs had something to do with Microsoft.Net but I don't know for sure. Now my computer seems to be taking alot longer to start-up in terms of how long it takes from the time it enters windows until the time the computer is responsive to my commands to open programs, etc. Anyways, I just want to go back to the way things were before I did these intalls. What is the best way? Should I just do a restore? What are the steps for that? Is there a way to see a history of what was installed when and what the updates that ran were? Here are the specs on my computer, not much memory or speed so not surprising that a new install would slow it down...
Dell Tower Optiplex GX280
1Gb of RAM originally with another 1Gb added
80Gb SATA hard drive