Using 'Program files' from previous installation

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    Janice

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    After doing a clean installation of XP, I am thinking of recovering and installing the contents of the backed up 'Program Files' folder from the the previous installation. Is there any reason why I should not do this? The idea is the convenience of not having to download all the software again.
     
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    programs do not transfer, but must be completely reinstalled. If you create an image then the programs will be installed but on a clean install no. Transferring the programs folder will do nothing as there are no registry entries or whatever else it needs to work
     
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    Well, that's knowledge for me :oops: Thank you.
     
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    no problem :)
     
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