Er, no. (!?) I have a backup file labelled "Donn5620.tib", but it turns out to be a backup of another machine. So now I have to use the factory restore CDs. Like I need this in my life! Maybe it's a blessing in disguise, but right now the disguise is pretty effective.
Update 2am: Leaving True Image to do a backup of the broken software, just in case things get any worse. Reinstall will happen later.
Update 11.30am: Backup finished overnight sometime. Now the Acer "restore to factory default" begins, but is interrupted by lunch, etc.
2pm: Windows boot for the "first" time. And the second time, and the third time ...
Now to uninstall the following:
- McAfee Antivirus
- Yahoo Toolbar
- Adobe Reader 8.1.0
- MS Business Contact Manager
- Office 2003 Web Components
- Office Small Business Connectivity Components
- Acer eDataSecurity Management
- CCleaner 2.29
- NUAC, the only Symantec product I have liked in the past 10 years.
- ESET Smart Security
- Google Chrome 5, with Adthwart, FlashBlock, Xmarks Bookmark Sync, Blog This, Search the current site, Chrome Flags.
- TeraCopy 2.12
- DS Clock 2.4
- Puran Defrag 7
- Sun Java 188.8.131.52
- Prio - Priority Saver
- Adobe Reader 9.3.1
- AutoHotKey 1.0.48.03
- PrimoPDF 3.2
- Droid Fonts, which work particularly well with DS Clock and Chrome.
- Core FTP LE 2.1
- Fun Desktop Wallpaper Changer
- HD Tune 2.55