I have had to re install windows vista, and it has backed up all my old programs etc under "windows.old" how do i get these programs to work now, I have a lot of progs i dont want to use, but i cannot run tem from the backup folder,
I am not sure on this. Did you reinstall over the top of your existing Vista installation. When I installed Vista, I did it as an upgrade install over the top of a clean copy of XP together with all my other programs. This retained all of these, and I seem to remember ( I think) manually deleting "Windows Old" as it was no longer needed to get the disc space back. The point I am getting at is, can you do an over the top install of Vista ? If you just did a clean install any 3rd party stuff would be lost.
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