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#1 Lloydlec

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:48 AM

Hi, can anzone tell me how to bring back all my programs after reinstalling XP Pro ? All the programs are still on my D drive which is a partition of C XP is on C but the interface has non of the programs. I really need to bring them back. I have fpund the fill under DOCUMENTS AND SETTING with all my old programns and all the old files that I need. I also see the new account. How do I remove the new accoutn and force the computer to load the old settings? Any help greatly appriciated

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:44 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

What steps did you take to "reinstall XP"?

It sounds as if you overwrote your original install, IMO.

The fact that the programs installed are on a different drive...mean nothing without the registry and other system settings...those programs will not be available for use from the second install, if I'm correct.

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:45 AM

Hi,

You got it I did overright it but I have, besiders admin accounts, the original one. Does this mean I should just start reinstalling :-( if so had better start !! Can I copy all the info into the corrosponding files in the new ID or will the regestry really be messed then?

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:18 AM

Well...if the files have been overwritten...that would mean that all original registry associations are no longer existing.

The only way to recreate such would be either to restore a full system backup...or reinstall the programs.

If it were me...I would dump it all and start with a clean install of XP.

I don't know how XP overwrites work...but I do know that (typically) some users exhibit/experience problems later when doing upgrade installs of XP (where files are overwritten).

I would save the Favorites, email, etc. folders (if possible) and if there was something saved from the previous install in a file...I would retain that also.

That's just my personal preference for doing things.

Louis




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