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xp pro unable to open apps after install

By harpro ·
after installing xp pro no programs were present on the start menu. the folders are still in c:\program files and also in the add / remove window box in the control panel. I can still open most of them by clicking the .exe file for them whatdid Ido and how can I get them to start from the start menu.I don't have org cd's to reinstall most of them any advice or help would be greatly appreciated thanks hal

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by TheChas In reply to xp pro unable to open app ...

How did you install XP?

Did you perform an upgrade install?

Did you delete the Windows folders and install XP?

What I suspect happened, is that you lost the old registry.

For the programs that do work, simply use the add function from Settings / Taskbar and Start menu to create links to the programs.

For the other programs, you may need:
a newer version;
an update for either Windows or the program;
a missing DLL file required by the program.

Chas

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by harpro In reply to xp pro unable to open app ...

thanks this did the trick

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