Upgraded windows, all programs, documents, and connections are gone

By PartyHardWK
Jul 14, 2009
  1. I upgraded windows from xp sp 2 to sp3 and after the upgrade my desktop was empty, documents and programs and apps are gone, network connections arent there, and i had to create a new user instead of using my old one where all my stuff is. I know i can access my documents from the old account through my hard drive but how do i make everything i had before on my desktop and my documents back to normal before i was forced to create this new account? All help is greatly appreciated!
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Any major update works more reliably if the system is prepared first. Try doing a System Restore to date right before you installed SP3.

    Then read this: I wrote it for SP2 but the same would apply:
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