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Question regarding after the Windows XP Installation


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SHENGTON

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Hi experts, good day.

This is what I noticed when I installed the Windows XP without reformatting. I selected the "Leave the current without reformatting" and install thw Windows XP OS. The Program Files is still there and when I run one of the programs inside that folder it won't run.

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1. Yeah I know I have to install it again the software but I just want to dig more info why the programs inside the Program Files folder won't run?

Hope to read your answer guys.

Thanks and God bless. :)

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wannabe1

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Hello SHENGTON...

When you installed the operating system, leaving the current file system intact allowed you to keep any data you had on the machine...this would include the files within the Program Files folder. However, the installation process did replace the old Windows Registry with a new set of registry hives and the new hives have no references to the files within the Program Files folder. In order to add these references, the program must be installed to the new registry.

Usually, when you reinstall the operating system in this manner, you are asked to create a new folder (directory) with a unique name for the new installation. This will result in a prompt to select an operating system to start each time you boot the machine.

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SHENGTON

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Very Informative. Thanks you so much Sir. :)
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You are quite welcome. :)
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