Windows XP, one of the most popular operating system, comes in Home edition and Professional edition. Users have the option to choose the edition they want. But, laptops come preloaded with the Windows edition which the computer manufacturers choose to install. However, users can always install another edition of Windows. But what if all the data that had been stored on your hard drive gets lost when you change the edition of your favorite Windows operating system. Well, you will have to opt for Windows Data Recovery using the most updated backup. But if the backup is unavailable, don't worry, you can use partition recovery software.
Consider you buy a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows XP Home Edition. After a few months, you find it necessary to upgrade the operating system with the retail version of Windows XP professional. After successful upgrade, when you start working on your system, you find that the Start Menu shortcuts are unavailable. What's more, all the files in the Shared Documents folder are missing. Further, the default program templates and setting stored in the Default and All users folder too are not there. And you wonder, what could possibly be wrong?
While upgrading all these files have been deleted by the upgrade wizard.
There is a file in the System32 folder of the Windows XP computer. This file was created by the computer manufacturer's Out-of-box Experience Wizard that runs immediately after starting any computer that was pre-installed with Windows XP. Actually this file should only be used by GUI-mode setup when the setup restarts. After creation of this file by the wizard, when upgrade is performed by the setup, it checks this file and analyzes that it needs to restart the setup as well. Owing to this, it deletes the above mentioned files.
Sorting this problem is easy with the backups in place. Just restore the missing data and program shortcuts. However, if you do not have a backup, then it is a cause of concern, as you will need to look for Windows recovery.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a robust software for recovering lost , deleted or formatted files from any storage media, including, USB flash drives, external hard drives, memory cards, and so on. Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP and 2000, this Partition recovery software supports recovery of more than 185 different file formats from different file systems including FAT, exFAT, and NTFS.
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