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Upgrade from xxp Home to Pro Edition

by ExplorerII / August 22, 2006 5:18 AM PDT

I upgraded from Window XP Home to Pro Edition. After installation, all the program files( other thaan the Windows related files) are still there in the c drive but some of them does not work and other while work, but do not show on the desktop or Control Panel/ Add and remove Programs.

What should I do to get them back?

Thanks in advance

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Something Microsoft needs to work on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2006 5:22 AM PDT

The items in add/remove software has no relationship to what's on the C drive. The add/remove software is a simple list and nothing more.

We hope in Vista they will correct this.

To fix what doesn't work we install the software items again.

As to shortcuts, we can always make new ones.


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An upgrade may do that.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 22, 2006 5:26 AM PDT

The programs that don't work you will have to re-install.

The programs that do work but you have no Desktop or Start Menu icon for, just find the .exe file, eg "program.exe", (where "program" is the name of the program you want), right click it and select "Send to..... Create shortcut on Desktop". Then copy the desktop shortcut into your Start Menu.

Once the Add/Remove program listing of these programs are lost, there is no getting them back, except by re-installing them.



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by ExplorerII / August 22, 2006 9:39 AM PDT

Thank for the information.

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