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Reformatting Issue - Programs Remaining

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I have an issue very similar to the one posted here:

Reformat Hard Drive Upon Installation t27522

I have recently gotten a new desktop and gave my old one away to a friend. He chose to do a clean install of windows2000 and change from FAT32 to NTFS in the process. Now he's got it up and running again, but all of my old stuff has managed to remain. (I wonder if its the change in

In particular, program files and folders all show in the C:\ drive, but are not populating in the add/remove programs panel. Also, they don't look as though they have any registry entries associated with them.

All I want to know is whether or not he ought to be able to just delete these whole folders out - or if there's maybe something else going on? Thanks.
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