Cant access programs after re-install

By neosi ยท 4 replies
Dec 19, 2007
  1. ive just re-installed windows xp after having a problem with it. the problem is, with the original installation i had the programs saved to a seperate partiton than the OS.
    i dont know how to access them from there without installing them all again??
    can anyone help?
  2. jhill3d

    jhill3d TS Rookie Posts: 21

    If you did a clean install and not a repair then you will have to re-install most applications for them to work properly.
  3. neosi

    neosi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is there no other way round it?
  4. jhill3d

    jhill3d TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Not really. When you install an application in Windows, most install supporting files in various places on your disk including windows OS folders. When you do a clean install, of course, these are gone now. If you do a repair or upgrade most of the time the applications will still work.
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