Is it possible to keep all the installed programs working after reinstalling XP?



Nuieve
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
I upgraded computer, now the system bugs like hell. I need to reinstall it,
but...

I've got lots of progs that probably won't work after I'll reinstall the XP.
I'll have to pay lots of $$$ to reinstall them. I don't want to, yet I
haven't found any clue on how to transfer/backup all installed programs for
use in a new system. The system transfer wizard won't work because it can
only transfer mail, accounts or specific file types, but not the whole
programs with their own registry and system settings.

So, is there any way to save my programs?

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Did these programs come with the Computer when you purchased it or did you
download them.

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Peter

Please reply to newsgroup for the benefit of others.

"Nuieve" <cad@etheria.net> wrote in message
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> I upgraded computer, now the system bugs like hell. I need to reinstall
it,
> but...
>
> I've got lots of progs that probably won't work after I'll reinstall the
XP.
> I'll have to pay lots of $$$ to reinstall them. I don't want to, yet I
> haven't found any clue on how to transfer/backup all installed programs
for
> use in a new system. The system transfer wizard won't work because it can
> only transfer mail, accounts or specific file types, but not the whole
> programs with their own registry and system settings.
>
> So, is there any way to save my programs?
>
>

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Nuieve wrote:

> I upgraded computer, now the system bugs like hell. I need to reinstall it,
> but...

It'd be better to find the cause of the slowdown.

>
> I've got lots of progs that probably won't work after I'll reinstall the XP.
> I'll have to pay lots of $$$ to reinstall them.

Why would it cost money to re-install them? Don't you own copies of the
install media and licences for them, or did you "borrow" them from
someone. Not likely that anyone here is going to help you safegaurd
software you've pirated.

> I don't want to, yet I
> haven't found any clue on how to transfer/backup all installed programs for
> use in a new system. The system transfer wizard won't work because it can
> only transfer mail, accounts or specific file types, but not the whole
> programs with their own registry and system settings.
>
> So, is there any way to save my programs?
>
>

A repair install should keep programs intact but I only recommend that
as a next to last resort. Proper trouble shooting will solve most OS
problems. If you give details someone may be able to help you avoid
re-installing Windows.

Steve

Nuieve
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
"Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Did these programs come with the Computer when you purchased it or did you
> download them.

It's a programm that was installed by my company for work purposes. I'll
have to take my computer to the city 300 miles away in order to reinstall
it.

Nuieve
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
"Steve N." <Steve_N@nunya.biz.nes> wrote in message
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> Nuieve wrote:
>
> > I upgraded computer, now the system bugs like hell. I need to reinstall
it,
> > but...
>
> It'd be better to find the cause of the slowdown.

I tried. Nothing works. The problem is with sound devices. I've got AC97
codec and external professional audio card. Only disabling drivers help. I
removed old drivers, reinstalled new - but nothing helped. I did a registry
clean-up - it didn't help either.

> > I've got lots of progs that probably won't work after I'll reinstall the
XP.
> > I'll have to pay lots of $$$ to reinstall them.
>
> Why would it cost money to re-install them? Don't you own copies of the
> install media and licences for them, or did you "borrow" them from
> someone. Not likely that anyone here is going to help you safegaurd
> software you've pirated.

No, it's not pirated. It's my work software.

So, as I understand it's impossible to keep the the programs after
reinstalling Windows. I wish Microsoft make a tool that would allow that for
the next SP.

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Nuieve wrote:

> "Steve N." <Steve_N@nunya.biz.nes> wrote in message
> news:e2PPZmxVFHA.4076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>
>>Nuieve wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I upgraded computer, now the system bugs like hell. I need to reinstall
>
> it,
>
>>>but...
>>
>>It'd be better to find the cause of the slowdown.
>
>
> I tried. Nothing works. The problem is with sound devices. I've got AC97
> codec and external professional audio card. Only disabling drivers help. I
> removed old drivers, reinstalled new - but nothing helped. I did a registry
> clean-up - it didn't help either.
>
>
>>>I've got lots of progs that probably won't work after I'll reinstall the
>
> XP.
>
>>>I'll have to pay lots of $$$ to reinstall them.
>>
>>Why would it cost money to re-install them? Don't you own copies of the
>>install media and licences for them, or did you "borrow" them from
>>someone. Not likely that anyone here is going to help you safegaurd
>>software you've pirated.
>
>
> No, it's not pirated. It's my work software.

Understood, I saw that in another reply. I wasn't intending to accuse yu
and I can see how it may have seemed that way, I was just wondering why...

>
> So, as I understand it's impossible to keep the the programs after
> reinstalling Windows. I wish Microsoft make a tool that would allow that for
> the next SP.
>
>

No, it is not impossible at all if you do a repair installation, read
carefully and heed the warnings:

www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Steve

Nuieve
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
"Steve N." <Steve_N@nunya.biz.nes> wrote in message
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> No, it is not impossible at all if you do a repair installation, read
> carefully and heed the warnings:
>
> www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Ok, thanks!


Is it possible to keep all the installed programs working after reinstalling XP?