I have windows XP home SP3. I had a problem on the Windows 7 and used the system restore to go back a few days in time and that fixed it. I was looking on XP and could not find this but instead found system recovery which appeared to format hard drive and return PC to factory condition, so I quit. Does XP not have a restore to earlier pint in time feature or did I miss finding it??? I tried Programs>Accessories>System Tools but the System Tools folder was empty. I cannot find a system restore with system restore points on this laptop. I checked System Properties and the turn off box did not have a check and it did not seem to be turned off, if this laptop has the feature. Looks as if it expects to have it. But if so I cannot find it. Only the System Recovery that returns it to factory condition.