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Reinstall Backup Files And Programs


I did a system recovery on a computer with a windows 7 home premium upgrade. Before the recovery, i was instructed to do a backup of any files and programs that i wanted to keep. I did a full backup on dual layer dvd+r's. I just finished putting them back on the computer and they are in a "system recovery files" folder on drive c. When i open the folder, it appears that everything is there. When i go to backup and restore, i have no option to access and reinstall the files and programs.

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Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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