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i no i should but iv been told by my technision at school to restore it back to factory settings so can any help me to get into control panel or not
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You need the XP cd to run the repair.. System Restore "MAY" do it, but I wouldn't hold my breath!! Either which way, getting into Control Panel won't do anything for you as far as restoring is concerned!!

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what so it will still have problems if i restore it back to factory settings
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You may NOT have that option.. System Restore only keeps a variable number of Restore Points.. as a new one is made (once the allotted disk space is used up), the oldest one is deleted..

To ensure the system is clean, you MUST use the Recovery/Restores cd's that you should have received with your system or a retail/OEM version of XP with a legal Product Code..

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your not getting me im saying restore it to factory setting you no when you first get it with only micrsoft stuff on not system restore to a earlyer data
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I am getting you.. to return to a completely clean system, you MUST HAVE the original Pachard Bell Recovery/Restore cd's or a Retail/OEM version of XP..

Getting into Control Panel will do absolutely NOTHING for you.. Those cd's ARE A MUST !!!!!! Do you understand now???

If your technician at school thinks you can do that through the Control Panel without the XP cd's, then he is the last person I would ever take my system to!!!

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so where can i get the xp disc from and how much will it cost
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You can get OEM XP for 50GBP / 75 USD

You can get the educational version if you qualify

Post your Country if you have a problem locating a reseller
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and thats very useful to a english guy could you tell me a shop like pc world or something along those lines
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newegg.com: tigerdirect.com, any major software supplier such as Future Shop, Wal-Mart, local computer supply store..

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thanks i will
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Try here

http://www.novatech....1x1y0z1p0s0n0m0

http://www.ebuyer.co...oduct_uid=66489

http://www.studentop...ft&Locale=en_GB
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i aint paying that price ill get me dad to get a copy and do it like that
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