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Installing Pro Over Home Program Error

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#1 Mechanimal


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Posted 13 September 2006 - 09:27 PM

So the other day my laptop wouldn't boot up, and ever using every other resource, I eventually had to put Pro over, 'cause I needed it in the first place. But now I have all my old programs still on there (since it wasn't a clean format), and now some programs don't work. I'm not sure why this is happening at all. Some programs still choose to work. Winamp (for example) displays a lot of .dll errors, and then it ends up running anyways. Other programs choose not to work. Any ideas or reasons why..?

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 04:29 PM

Without a more detailed explanation of exactly which programs, and what errors. My initial thought is file associations are broken. Meaning that what applications and dependencies were in place before are no longer in place. I would uninstall and reinstall those failed applications and programs to reestablish the file associations. This is just a thought with what information you have provided so far.

If you can give us more detailed information we can better asses the precise nature of the problem/s.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:29 AM

You need to reinstall all your programs in your Pro installation. Although some will run when you click on their executable file their associations and settings will still be for your original os unless you delete them and reinstall them in Pro.

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