Re-install



Brannek
07-10-2005, 02:41 AM
This morning my comp stop runing, and wouldn't boot. I couldn't even get into
safe mode of XP pro. I re-installed.

So what i did was: re-install over SP2 with and old xp cd (over the old
windows directory). I quickly realized that this was a mistake and
re-installed, again, under c:\windows2. My comp boots up but is bare. All of
the contents are still here, but no program is accessable.

Is there a way to carry over the "add remove program" list, the program
registry, the start menu, and get rid of the option to choose which version i
want to boot up with?

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:41 AM
Since you basically did a parallel install of another WinXP then you
would be required to reinstall all the programs you
had running on the older version. What you could try is a Repair Install
but you would need to create a slipstreamed WinXP+SP2 Disk and then there
would be no guarantee that it would work. Best to start over save your
important data
and remove the older version of XP.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpfaq.html#20




"Brannek" <Brannek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:81CDCB1C-C67A-42EF-9A98-ABF4930D6991@microsoft.com...
> This morning my comp stop runing, and wouldn't boot. I couldn't even get
> into
> safe mode of XP pro. I re-installed.
>
> So what i did was: re-install over SP2 with and old xp cd (over the old
> windows directory). I quickly realized that this was a mistake and
> re-installed, again, under c:\windows2. My comp boots up but is bare. All
> of
> the contents are still here, but no program is accessable.
>
> Is there a way to carry over the "add remove program" list, the program
> registry, the start menu, and get rid of the option to choose which
> version i
> want to boot up with?


Re-install