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Windows I installed windows xp home on my computer and I had windows 2000, I am trying to import the files from the old operating system to the new one. The files are still on the computer and I can access them from the My computer but when I go the start menu none of the programs I previously had came over. Could you please guide me into the right direction. Thank You [email protected]

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Since you installed xp, the registry enterys have all been deleted, unless you have a backup of the windows 2000 registry and im sure you dont.

You have to install all the programs again, but all your personal files are there and you can use them. But the programs might require spesific registry entrys and only the setup can insert those.

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    I've been useing computers for 10 years now. I've worked recently worked in a pc repair shop. And I hope you trust me in this, there is noting else you can do.

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