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Old 08-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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is there a way to restore my computer to last week?

i recently "updated" ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 and well let's just say i have been regretting it since. i mean sounds don't play when i want them to, in order to change windows i need to force the cursor as far to the left as possible to see what may or may no be running, the settings are too close to the shut down button (which if it weren't for the "are you sure you wanna shut down the computer" be even angrier)...but im sure you all already know what differences maverick meerkat and natty narwhal have between the two...but i just did the update a few days ago...can i just convince my computer it never happened?
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No, you can't, except if you have taken a full backup of that machine before doing the upgrade.
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Hello 9sp7ky3,

I think you should configure your system in a way that meets your requirements. There's no need for a "rollback" or a new installation.

But if you don't know how to do it you'll have to read the documentations . Or choose another distribution which is easier to configure (no, I don't recommend Slackware this time )

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reinstall the old os and import the data from your FULL system back up that YOU DID MAKE ??? right?

every "how to " and "guide" i have ever read on "upgrading" a system starts out with
step 1 Back up your data
step 2 -- see step 1
step 3 -- see step 2

but your issues just sound like you need to configure the new OS for your old hardware
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okay excellent thanks everyone...i was pretty sure that was my only option...just had to make sure


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