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Restore Windows® XP® in ASUS® K42F Notebook

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How to restore Windows XP in the ASUS K42F Notebook

The ASUS K42F notebook comprises Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB to 8GB RAM and 320 GB SATA hard drive. The system is equipped with GMA high definition graphics card for supporting enhanced multimedia. For supporting network communication, the system contains Ethernet and Wireless LAN. System shows adequate performance with the Windows XP Operating System. Windows XP comes with a self-repairing tool known as ‘System Restore’ which takes the snap shots of critical system files and registry settings and saves entire information as ‘Restore Points.’ At the time of bad system performance due to software issues, you could use these restoring points for bringing back your operating system to a previous error-free working condition. By logging on to the system using the Administrative account, you would get ‘System Restore’ option from the ‘System Tools.’

Some of the things you should keep in mind while restoring Windows XP in your ASUS K42F are described below:

  • Backup the data
  • Install additional drivers
  • Use system in Safe Mode

Backup the data

When you restore Windows XP, you would lose all updates and personal data you have saved in the computer after a particular restore point. There can also be a case that after restoring the system, there might be only operating system files and inbuilt device drivers existing in the system. All updates and installed application programs might be lost from the system. So you need to store all data to an external disc.

Install additional drivers

After performing system restore to factory settings you need to install the drivers for all the devices which you have in your notebook. You might have lost certain application software such as MS Office, which were there in your system. You need to reinstall such software. You need to update the operating system and device drivers after completing the installation process.

Use system in Safe Mode

Before starting the restore process, you need to close all the running applications and it is also advisable to use system in ‘Safe mode.’ This would prevent the chances for any software conflict arising during the restore. Sometimes there might be certain programs running in the background, which you might not have noticed. Safe mode would prevent such programs from interfering with the restore process.

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