I have an old computer (systemmax with 500 GB hard drive dual core, 2.2 gh processor, and 2 gb ram, if I haven't mixed up the last two) with an XP OS on it having trouble with .net1.1 . Over a year ago the .net1.1 file got partially overwritten (according to a couple IT techs, one of which I paid for the diagnosis from), and I haven't been able to update it, or several other programs since. I've tried a couple of the fixes for .net problems listed here, but they didn't help. Also Microsoft informed me of a different fix that didn't work. They also told me my .net file had been partially overwritten. I bought a new windows 8.1 desktop which I've not got used to yet, altho my wife like it fine, with all my files on. Thru my mess ups (my speciality), I now have 3 partitions. All my files are also on a linux partition, so all I can lose are my programs, which I don't have all the disks and files to reinstall. I have one empty partition almost big enough to move everything to with just a new XP OS from the disk I got with the computer. If I enlarge it enough to fit everything on it. Is there a way I can drag the programs and files to it and then clean and re install the OS or a different one, on the first hard drive. I prefer the XP OS to any of my others, and would like to keep it going as long as microsoft will send updates for it. Also I struggle with simple directions working on computers, I almost became bald partitioning and installing linux mint, so I might need help doing even the simple things. Thank you, You guys have bailed me out on this computer with linus and other things before and I appreciate it.