reinstalling programs from backup drive

  pistolpete 18:53 25 Jul 06

Hi All,

Following recent motherboard failure, which also corrupted my primary drive, I'm now reinstalling my progs on a clean drive (+ new different m'board). XP pro and most progs have gone on fine, but I have some progs on my backup drive for which I no longer have access to the installation files. How can I install these programs onto the new system?

Secondary minor question... when I open windows explorer the 'tree' always expands to my start menu (C:\documents and settings\ user>\start menu), how can I set it to expand only the My Documents folder, which is usually where I need to be.

Many thanks,


  Diodorus Siculus 19:02 25 Jul 06

1 - if you don't have installation files, you will not be able to restore the programs.

2 How To Customize the Windows Explorer Views in Windows XP
click here;en-us;q307856

  Diodorus Siculus 19:03 25 Jul 06

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