I have uninstalled a program that I do not want to have uninstall.

I have shadow copies of the entire disk so the files are there. How can I revert the entire system to a shadow copy?

I'm using Vista

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You need to use System Restore, assuming it created a checkpoint before you uninstalled the program.

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  • But system restore does not restore software? – Oskar Kjellin Mar 24 '10 at 15:45
  • Yes it does. It will restore your system to that point in time. This means your entire system, so it's a tradeoff. You might just want to re-install the software. – churnd Mar 25 '10 at 12:54
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    System Restore will not touch documents but it will restore all applications and their settings — that's what it was created for. – Alexey Ivanov May 8 '11 at 16:05

If you goto the folder where the program was installed and right click on the folder you will see previous versions. From within there you can restore a particular state.

This may not make your program work as it is likely the installer installed items other than just files such as registry settings.

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  • That would not make the program work so I hardly see at as a solution – Oskar Kjellin Mar 24 '10 at 15:45
  • IE the answer is you cant with shadow copies alone, your best bet is system restore if you have it, or reinstall (but I guess you cant do that otherwise you wouldnt be asking this question). – Charles Gargent Mar 24 '10 at 20:29
  • Out of interest what program was it? – Charles Gargent Mar 24 '10 at 20:29
  • Office enterprise... Nope, cant reinstall. Perhaps a combination of system restore and shadow copy? – Oskar Kjellin Mar 26 '10 at 10:29

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