By mistake I unnistalled some windows components, "Accessories and utilities". I did it using "Disk Cleanup".
I was left with an empty calculator shortcut in my toolbar. When I click on it, can't find calc.exe.
When trying to "Place volume icon in the taskbar" it shows this message: "Windows cannot
display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control program has not been
installed. To install it, use Add\Remove Programs in Control Panel"
When trying to install "Accessories and Utilities" from "Add/Remove Windows Components" it tells me:
"Some files on Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM are neded, insert CD-ROM". When I do so
it tells me: "Setup cannot copy the file.... (all the accessories and games)"
Now I have Windows XP Home Edition SP2, but my original CD-ROM is SP 1a. I think that is the reason
why it cannot read the files from the CD-ROM. Is that the reason???
What should I do to recover my Accessories and Utilities???
Should I uninstall SP2. Re-install "Accessories and Utilities" from my CD-ROM SP1a and after that
re-update to SP2 from www.windowsupdate.com???
If yes. Can I please have details on how to do it safely???
Thank you very much for your time.
Have a great weekend.