What happened to my system tools?

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sinnerT

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I recently reformatted my hard drive. I reinstalled Windows XP Home, but when I go to START - PROGRAMS - ACCESSORIES - SYSTEM TOOLS the only thing there is Security Center. what happened to my calculator and sound recorder and all the other things?
Thanks, Renn
 

Byteman

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HI, I can't say why they aren't there, could be it's a custom install of some sort that by default only puts back minimal...or, did you by accident select Minimal Install or the setup for a Laptop like you used to see in older versions of Windows?

You can probably add the missing components back by using Windows Setup, from Add/Remove Programs in your Contol Panel. Go down through, you do not need everything, but you may find what is missing without a checkmark next to it. You have to click on each category, like Internet Tools, Accessories, etc...then Details to see what parts are installed....you just put a check into what you need and it will install when you click Apply>OK. You will have to reboot then.
 

sinnerT

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Thanks, the link to the accrestore.zip worked. Thank you, so much, and I hope you have a wonderful, prosperous new year and all the others.
Happy 2006, Renn
 

Byteman

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That worked, but it doesn't make any sense> why wouldn't a full fresh install put back those things?
 
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