How many times have you installed something on your computer and then realized it messed something else up? Fess up...we've all done it. Worse...you feel so stupid when you are busy and need your computer, yet you take time to install some dumb little program that messed up your computer and then you can't get your work done because you're wasting time trying to undo what you did. Or maybe you like to fiddle with settings and then realize you fiddled with something that you shouldn't have fiddled with and now your system is trashed!
I can hear you all shaking your heads in agreement!
And those of us who work with computers for a living are not immune to this type of stupidity. Would you believe twice, in the last two days, while rushing to finish TechTrax, I managed to trash my system settings. One was caused by the installation of a stupid screen saver. The second was by accidentally clicking to block all hyperlinks in Acrobat files...to my own web site! Duh!
Both were fairly innocent moves. One...when I was in a rush and wasn't paying attention and clicked too quickly. One...when I was going nuts and needed a break and thought a moment of fun was in order. Both situations should have caused me major time, frustration and I may have ended up on the verge of tossing my computer out the window. Plus, I couldn't simply uninstall the programs because the mistakes caused changes within Windows system settings that were in mysterious locations that made a fix quite difficult and an uninstall would not have changed that fact. But luckily, I'm running Windows XP and I knew how to quickly reset my system to the state it was...before I messed it up.
In this article, I'll show Windows XP users how to do this so computers will become a lot less scary...so many common mistakes can now easily be cured!
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