Using XP on a HP Pavillion laptop. Yesterday XP died. I was travelling with one word doc and Spider Solitaire open on battery. As I shut down a message popped up saying Explorer had crashed with the "END NOW" option. Twice. Then it tried to reboot and hung on the Windows logo.
After trying the fixes on the HP website non of which worked until I tried the recovery disk option my machine is now working again. XP has restored itself to factory settings but prompted me to set up a user name. Previously I was "Forname Surname Home" but to avoid a perceived risk of overwriting data set up as "Forename Home". Now that means in Docs and Settings I have two lots of info.
I have copied what I can across to the new profile (Favourites, Outlook folders etc) but I would like my old profile back. I suspect anything on it won't work now (I have Paradox for example which won't load presumably because the registry has been reset). More importantly I paid for a full version of Norton which I downloaded and no longer seem to have.
Is there any way of regaining my old profile?