System restore ? advice please

nitpnz, Jul 30, 7:32pm
Using Win7 and IE9, and after a Youtube password reset I seem to have stuffed up and now some foreign language Google seems determined to become my search engine.

I have found that a system restore would take me back to a date before it happened, but cannot be undone!should I take it to a techie!

drcspy, Jul 30, 8:10pm
so you have 'some foreign language google ' as your search engine !
what - when you're searching wtih internet explorer/firefox/google chrome ! what !


drcspy, Jul 30, 8:11pm
oh and system restore can normally be undone - be VERY careful you''re not referring to system recovery that's QUITE different to system restore

nitpnz, Jul 30, 8:25pm
going to
start> control panel > backup and restore!is this OK!

r.g.nixon, Jul 30, 8:34pm
No. Look in your start menu programs - under Accessories.

chnman, Jul 30, 8:37pm
start > accessories > system tools > system restore

nitpnz, Jul 30, 8:49pm
Accessories leads to the same restore point as
start> control panel > backup and restore
so it must be OK and NOT system recovery!

nitpnz, Jul 30, 8:55pm
TNX drcspy, I guess we've cleared that up, so I'm biting the bullet. ::/

king1, Jul 30, 8:56pm
have you checked you regional settings in the control panel - maybe its got messed up there -if its set to say india google will display the google page for india.

nitpnz, Jul 30, 10:02pm
after the system restore I can use google as a search, but the sidebar shows

Você
Pesquisar
Imagens
Mapas
Play
YouTube
Notícias
Gmail
Docs
Agenda
Mais

Pesquisa GoogleEstou com sorte

Fazer login

but the searched-for item is in english

king1, Jul 30, 10:26pm

king1, Jul 30, 10:30pm
Google.com willalways bounce you to the regional google site based on your regional settings.Can also happen if your using an anonymous VPN via some country.

nitpnz, Jul 30, 10:44pm
YES - the Brazil sidebar is what I am getting since I had to ask YOUTUBEfor RESET my password.I don't use any anonymous VPN via some country settings and my language is New Zealand english

It must be undoable!

king1, Jul 30, 11:13pm
on the google page click the cog top right - click search settings
Check under languages and locations - perhaps reset the location

nitpnz, Jul 31, 3:11am
tried several times. Cannot understand the languagehttp://www.google.com/preferences!hl=pt-BR

king1, Jul 31, 3:31am

king1, Jul 31, 3:41am
otherwise on http://www.google.com/preferences!hl=pt-BR

click on 'idiomas'
you should see a button to the right that says 'portugues Brasil'
click it and roll up the list to 'ingles'
click 'Salvar' at the bottom

nitpnz, Jul 31, 4:23am
been and done that now. TY hope it works, I will reboot and then check again.

nitpnz, Jul 31, 4:44am
Still working after reboot
I LOVE YOU! so very many thanks for your patience and help. You can take the rest of the day off !

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