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Reinstall XP Home How do I reinstall all my Program Files I Have?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hi!, Dec 8, 2007.

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  1. hi!

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    ok, this is strange.. I reinstall Windows XP Home because My computer was messed up. It deleted all my files.. so on my desktop screen I don't have any Program Files Icons :( BUT it still save my Files!!! I have my orginial files in my Documents folders and In my Program Files It has all the Programs and files that go with that program???


    How do I zap everything back on my desktop screen so I don't have to go Download each files as new again??? And I how do i get my Internet Favorite Links and my Notepad with my saved information in it??

    Thank you!!

    ps. Yes I did try the "Start" and then program files and none of the programs are there.. BUT yet it is in my Program Hard drive C: Program files... with the Program and all it's content???
     
  2. Elvandil

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    You installed a new version of XP in the same folder as your old one instead of repairing the one that was there already. Your programs are there, but not "installed". You need to reinstall all the programs to create their registry entries and shortcuts.

    You probably have 2 "Windows" folders, too, with different names. Go to Start > Run, and type:

    %windir%

    to see which one you are using now and delete the other one.
     
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