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2nd winxp installation-one HD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by iz0nlee, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. iz0nlee

    iz0nlee Flightless Bird

    my neighbour is having trouble with his winxp, rebooting immediately and
    constantly. I installed a 2nd copy of winxp and that one boots, though
    doesnt recognise any programmes installed on the old setup. There are no
    files such as 'my documents' either. Where will these be as surely they
    would be there if the old windows booted?

    TIA for an answer
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "iz0nlee" <iz0nlee@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:#wVTFfz3KHA.5588@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > my neighbour is having trouble with his winxp, rebooting immediately and
    > constantly. I installed a 2nd copy of winxp and that one boots, though
    > doesnt recognise any programmes installed on the old setup. There are no
    > files such as 'my documents' either. Where will these be as surely they
    > would be there if the old windows booted?
    >
    > TIA for an answer


    You will need to re-install your neightbour's applications. Most of them
    won't run properly with the method you used.

    When you open a Command Prompt then the command

    set user{Enter} will show you the parent directory of the "My Documents"
    folder.
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    One hopes your neighbor has a good insurance policy...

    iz0nlee wrote:
    > my neighbour is having trouble with his winxp, rebooting immediately and
    > constantly. I installed a 2nd copy of winxp and that one boots, though
    > doesnt recognise any programmes installed on the old setup. There are no
    > files such as 'my documents' either. Where will these be as surely they
    > would be there if the old windows booted?
    >
    > TIA for an answer
     
  4. philo

    philo Flightless Bird

    iz0nlee wrote:
    > my neighbour is having trouble with his winxp, rebooting immediately and
    > constantly. I installed a 2nd copy of winxp and that one boots, though
    > doesnt recognise any programmes installed on the old setup. There are no
    > files such as 'my documents' either. Where will these be as surely they
    > would be there if the old windows booted?
    >
    > TIA for an answer
    >
    >




    You will need to reinstall the applications
    but all the data will simply be in the previous profile
    you can just use Windows Explorer to copy it over
    or create a new shortcut
     
  5. neil

    neil Flightless Bird

    Using windows explorer look in "c:/documents and settings" there you should
    see the previous login name and you can copy the files to the new user "my
    documents" as philo suggests.
    Neil

    "iz0nlee" <iz0nlee@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:#wVTFfz3KHA.5588@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > my neighbour is having trouble with his winxp, rebooting immediately and
    > constantly. I installed a 2nd copy of winxp and that one boots, though
    > doesnt recognise any programmes installed on the old setup. There are no
    > files such as 'my documents' either. Where will these be as surely they
    > would be there if the old windows booted?
    >
    > TIA for an answer
    >
     

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