Sounds weird, but I'll explain everything!
I downloaded this program called flyakite. When I downloaded it and screwed my computer up! (Plus it was on downloads.com) It made my Windows function and act like a MAC OS X, and I mean act and function! But I've fixed the acting and functioning (okay, not using those words anyone in this post.) But what is wrong is whenever I download something it always stays as a download file. I've tried fixing it but it never works. I've tried System Restore - didn't work. Should I call Dell and ask for the CD that deletes everything and makes your computer act like when you first bought it?
Help is needed!
If you want your machine to look and act like a Mac, why not buy one and stop downloading crap that screws it up?
To get it back to 'normal' you will have to buy a Windows OS from a retailer.
Dell won't be interested.
What do you mean a "download file".
Acting and functioning? Do you like have macphobia?
Well, if you don't wanna blow $200 on XP, get a copy of Linux. (debian.org, linux.org). Try getting a registry cleaner or something.
Don't bother buying a new windows installation: use a third party harddrive wiping program (such as killit), then use your system disks from the manufacturer.
As for system restore, in my experience, it never fixes anything. You should make real backups on a regular basis.
As for your chances of fixing this problem, I don't give much for them, but try this: Make a new username for the computer and log in there. There's a chance that this program is made to affect only the user that installed it.
As for a good registry cleaner, either use spybot search&destroy, or do it manualy (backing it up before you start).
why do people try to turn their pc into a mac...if you want a mac buy one... that is ridiculous...if you don't want the way the pc functions and looks then don't buy one. how does that make any sense at all. people are cheap and lazy...that is all their is to it. i am not ragging on anyone specific...but i work on computer support and this is the main cause of all problems in the company i work for...people want their pcs to look like macs visually and all it ever does is cause problems. i have now barred all admin priveledges from all users. tired of reimaging computers every day...never have time for anything else.
ok i am done being bitter
I imagin that you have Dell computer with out CD-OS-restore
The question is DO you lost the CD-REstore ? Or Simply You dont buy it?
When you dont buy it, Some Dells computes has a REstore utility in the hard disk taht is activate by a Fs keys so ask for support in Dell and go head making test even if you want to hide a PC to after a MAC Face because be courios is the fuel to get kwnoledgments.
But be aware always could be something wrong.
Call Dell, get the cd... restore it to the original settings.. just a quick format. You don't have to tell dell "I did this this and this".. just say "I need the cd to restore my computer" and give them your info. If you know how to do it yourself, all the better.
Dell doesn't care what you did. They'll send the cd. I don't know if they charge. You should have gotten the cd when you bought the computer.