Reinstalling XP

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dk518

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Because the cable company tech suggested it, I reinstalled my friend's XP. I chose the more drastic "start from scratch" option. I suppose that is why none of the previously installed software reinstalled, but why is the only icon on the desktop the Recycle Bin?

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That's the default installation option for XP, you can download TweakUI for XP and restore the basic set of icons with that. I know it's buried somewhere in the standard XP configuration, but I don't remember where. :)
 
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right click the start menu and choose properties. from there put the dot next to classic start menu and that should do it.
 

dk518

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Bingo Tuna!

Now if I could only get a quick installation of Works, Office, AOL, etc.:(

Thank you.

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It's actually in Display Properties.
Rt click Desktop -> Properties -> Desktop -> Customize Desktop :)
 
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