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#1 Dogman2

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:19 AM

I have a PC Club Enpower:
Intel Core 2 CPU
4400 @ 2.00 GHz
2.01 GHz, 0.99 GB of Ram
Windows XP Home
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

I had a computer shop format the hard drive because of various problems I had with the system.

That seems to have worked just fine and XP home is loaded up and starts and all that. My problem is getting the old programs that I want back.

I have the old system backed up on a Maxtor Black Armor external drive and have access to all the programs but they are all associated with the old system. When I recover them it brings them back under the old file name??

IN EXPLORE:

+ new name
+ old name
file
file
etc.....

Is there a way to get them back and only associated with the new computer files? Is this really a problem other than causing me comfusion when trying to find something?

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:15 AM

Programs installed on a previous system (hard drive) need to be re-installed after a format and fresh install of the OS.

With the exception of when portable apps. are used I have never seen a simple copy of any C:Programs folder to a fresh install work. Hope this answers the question although I do not think it is the answer you were hoping for.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for the info. Your correct about what I wanted but I believe I understand.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:38 PM

Exactly what are you talking about...when you refer to "old name" and "new name"?

Concrete data would be useful.

If you are asking about Docs & Settings folders...a backup installs the files exactly as they were when backed up.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 10:13 AM

Thanks again. After I looked at Thunders message I went back and took another look at the situation.

What I meant is that when the hard drive was formatted the new system had been given a new name. My fault because I did not tell the shop that did it what I wanted as computer name and such. Any way when I plugged in the external backup hard drive it did not rcognize the new system so the restore feature did not work.

I finally got around that by unlocking the drive and going in through explore and picking out what I wanted to bring into the new formatted hard drive and put them where I wanted and so far it is working out.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:22 PM

Soooo...the system is working satisfactorily...but you want to change the computer name?

http://www.simplehelp.net/2006/07/10/how-t...-in-windows-xp/

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