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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:48 AM

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I'm running XP Pro SP1 on a Dell 450 MHz machine, 576 MB memory, 40 GB System CD. I recently had to reinstall XP, and a lot of the listings in "Start Menu -- All Programs" disappeared. How does one put entries into that list? Also, I no longer have desktop links to My Computer, Network Stuff, C, and My Documents. Easy enough to get around by manually creating shortcuts, but a bit curious.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 06:52 AM

If you reinstalled the operating system then you need to reinstall all your programs before they will show up under All Programs. Also, get SP2. You're asking for trouble using SP1.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 07:02 AM

If you used the Dell Restore CD to restore the computer, there's usually a couple of other disks with Applications and Drivers on them - you'll have to install them also to get most of the OEM stuff back.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 08:22 AM

If you reinstalled the operating system then you need to reinstall all your programs before they will show up under All Programs. Also, get SP2. You're asking for trouble using SP1.


Thanks -- duly noted. But it seems to me that the list used to contain some items which didn't appear in the "add/remove programs" task.

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 08:25 AM

How do I add and delete programs from the Windows START Menu
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