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Old 06-16-2005, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I had reinstall Xp, and looking into my program files I can still see all my games, programs and other things I had on my previous installment. Now they don't seem to really be on this computer, or to be active. Can anyone tell me how to move them over or make them active so I don't reinstall everything all over agian?
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you reinstall windows onto a different partition or did you just to a repair install?
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I'm pretty sure repair install.
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maybe the registry was cleaned?
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it is, when you reinstall XP it deletes the WINDOWS folder thus deleting the registry...so..you need to reinstall :S
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but I don't want to delete any of my files..won't it delete it?
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To be honest guys, with this stuff I need instruction step by step cause I just get really irritated and I always fear of f-ing things up.
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Did you do something called "format" or "partition" while you were "repairing"?
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any installation ofr windows will remove you installed programs. You will have to re-install all your applications now. You can just install them into the same folders. You will also have to get any updates and patches to those programs.
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I just need help trying to figure this out. I really need my applications and folders back on main. If someone is willing to help me and instruct me on what to do, that would be rad. Right now I'm over whelmed with frustration.
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