Ive just reinstalled my version of XP using the repair option after reading one of your fine tutorials, because after 4 or so years of use i have lost sound and everything has got a little buggy with registry problems etc.
The sound problem was solved as soon as i reinstalled my drivers on the new install and now i want to return my PC to the options and desktop etc i had prior to the new installation. Could i just copy folders into a USB for example; Firefox options and configurations to keep my bookmarks etc and certain folders so that i can have my shortcuts and start menu programs back?
At the moment all of my data from my other install are in some confusing folders and i can only find them using a file search program, could i cut and paste these into the systems folders instead of a hidden backup folder for easy access? I also noticed that i don't have any of my anti-viruses installed (or they arnt working,) will i just need to install again or are they already installed in the backup folders so the PC doesn't recognize them?
Basically, even though i found one of your threads useful, it didn't contain anything about 'using' your new install and as everything is back to system settings i find it a little pointless if all of my data isnt actually 'on' my computer but in folders connecting to my old install i have. Is my repair install connected to my old install? if i deleted my other version of Xp would the 'link' be cut and all of my files be lost?
Here is the link to the thread mentioned for reference clicky.