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Software problem Thanx for the reply but on the same hard drive in the same folder there is some of the setup files that actually works and the icons is perfect but most of them does not work, the thing is the ones that does not work is the ones that i previously installed on either my laptop or on the Pc. I don't know if you can maybe use some setup files only once especially when it runs from a drive were is can be changed by windows during the setup to prevent you from using it agene on another system, because the ones that is on cd works every time on any system and i think its maybe because it can not be changed on the cd by windows. I'm a bit confused with all of this as i never had this problem before this is the first time.

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See i think i have told the last time when u instal a software ther will be a entry in registry so when your system is restrored the registry entries alters due to thet reason you cannot install those softwares if those softwares are so important u means the direct solution is reinstall windows before doing that copy all the files which u need which was in c drive to some other drive donot format all the drives format anly c drive and install windows that option is available im suggesting you this because if you do this way ther will be no loss af data in your pc as you have copied the files u need to other drive which was in c drive this will definately 100%solves your problem try this

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