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I originally had a successful configuration on my C: drive with XP as the OS & .Net for developing programs.
This C: drive for some reason or other became unbootable and therefore I installed a new C: drive with Windows XP on it.
Now I have access to the old c: drive, now called e: and would appreciate being able to arrange that the programs on that disk be able to run from shortcuts on my current c: drive.
Please tell me how I can achieve this.
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not possible
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I find it hard to believe that it cannot be done.
I can do it from Linux so find it hard to believe that I cannot do it from Windows.
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it's not possible...you have to reinstall the applications that were installed on the old system...

when you install an application in windows it puts entries into the registry...the only exception to this are programs that just run without being installed
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I find it hard to believe that it cannot be done.
I can do it from Linux so find it hard to believe that I cannot do it from Windows.


With all due respect there are lots of things you can do in Linux that you can't do in Windows.
I'm sure there's things you can do in Windows that you can't do in Linux.

Programs cannot be transferred from drive to drive under Windows since the program files that make up the program is only half or in some cases one third of the story. There are a handful of programs that are the exception to the rule but this practice is virtually unheard of.

The only way you'll get those programs working is by reinstallation from the original CDs.
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Thanks for the help guys.
I'll just have to, as you suggest, reinstall.
Here again with all due respect the only things that I have found that Windows does reasonably that Linux can't is computer games, but I am not getting into an argument about this.
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