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should i delete the old patition and reinstall progs?


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well im thinking that i might just as well delete the old windows and to [bleep] with the programs and start from scratch in the new patition? any help would be great as i dont know how to delete the first windows.
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that wasnt i rude word!!!! hmmm any way lol (well i didnt think so.
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Hi girryman...

Sorry...I didn't know you still had questions. Had you replied to the original topic, I would have been notified.

If you have the data (files, pics, etc...) that you needed from the old install, you may delete it. Any programs will have to be reinstalled to the new installation for them to work. I made mention of that fact HERE.

The old directory is the Windows folder and is the one you'll want to remove...you are now running from the new directory you created (Windows0).

Hope this helps...

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hi wannabe1, i couldnt find my old posts lol so had to start a new one. so if i go into docs and settings and just delete the old windows that should do it no? thanks for your reply
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im in docs and settings and there are 2 sets of folders the old and the new, old= all users, saya new=all useres windowso, sara1
should i delete the old ones?
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Yes, you can delete the old one IF you have recovered all the data you need from it.

You can also delete the folder C:\WINDOWS if you haven't already...that's the broken installation.
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ok thanks where do i find the folder C:\WINDOWS , i really am rubbish at this!
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Open My Computer and double click on Local Disk C: You should see the folders in there.
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ok started to delete windows but after a couple of min it said i couldent delete flash 9 and stopped deleteing. any idea?
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Dang that Flash file...that new one just doesn't like being deleted. See if you can move it out of the folder it's in and then try to delete the folder. You may have to move it out of the Windows folder completely and then delete the Windows folder.

What is the name of the actual file that's refusing to go?
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it just says flash9 is denide acsses, iŽll try and drag it out and delete the windows folder and iŽll get back to you.
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If that doesn't work, open Internet Explorer, click on "Tools", point to "Manage Add-ons", and choose "Enable or Disable Add-ons". In the "Show" drop down menu, select "Add-ons that run without requiring permission". In the list, locate "Shockwave Flash Object" and click on it. Tick the button next to "Disable" and click "Ok".

Close Internet Explorer and see if the file will delete.
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ok ive deleted windows and taken the flash9, im going to install all the programms again i think, as now ive tried to play a dvd but get now sound or pic so should i just delete all and reinstall? thanks
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What version Media Player do you have installed?
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i think its 9, but dont worry and thank you ever so much again for your help! its now working and thats the main thing, if mmy girlfriend wants to listen to music sheŽll have to listen to the radio (just kidding), shes off to colombia to work tomorow so its up an running for here, and once again you have been a great help on all.
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