I recently had to restore my computer from operating system up. It was not an enjoyable experience, especially as I only had to do it about 18 months ago L 

I shared my IT joy on twitter;

‘I wish I had an IT department to magically sort this stuff out! I will spend all w/e restoring my computer’

Valerie Khoo made me laugh when she responded with her tweet

‘I, too, wish I had this magical IT department of which you speak’


I am including some notes here on what I used to restore my computer

Instructions to restore or install Windows Search 4.0 for Windows XP http://bit.ly/ixVXXh

Instructions to restore Microsoft Outlook 2007 internet email settings http://bit.ly/lkoTif  

I also found this chart of settings very helpful




Installed Microsoft office 2007 from disc

Installed ScreenHunter 5 Free http://bit.ly/i6keCA

Installed TweetDeck http://bit.ly/K5DR

Installed Adobe Air

Installed Google Tool Bar and tried to remove BING auto options

Installed iTunes and Quicktime (Note Quicktime installation is required for images in MYOB invoices to email properly)

My iPhone had all of my contact data on it and I imported that data into Microsoft Outlook

Installed GoToAssist -> http://bit.ly/iF4YXm

Installed Cute PDF Writer -> http://bit.ly/aOdC9y

Uninstalled winzip – the IT guys must have added that? Hate it!

Had to install Snagit and Camtasia studio again.

Installed software for Cannon IXUS 130 – unable to download it had to install from disc.

Installed YouSendIt Lite – http://www.yousendit.com/plans/lite free software that allows you to send files up to 50MB

Installed Windows Media Player – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player

Installed Dropbox – http://www.dropbox.com/ 2 GB of free storage space you can access anywhere in the world – some people even store their MYOB data file there.