Posted 30 July 2006 - 04:15 PM
I did a Windows XP Professional Edition Repair Re-install on my laptop. It went great. I installed it from the image that Averatec left on my hard drive, as they did not provide a disc.
I did not do a format obviously, since I was using the files on that drive.
My question is regarding my existing installed programs (Acrobat, MS Office, Nero, etc). The programs are still on my hard drive, as well as all the respective files. However, Windows XP is not showing them in the start menu. Is there a way to make XP go back and look for installed programs to re-populate the start menu?
If not, can I just erase the existing files and re-install the software?