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What do you do if the program does not ask you if you want to set it up for current user or all users?
Try installing it once logged in as each user. If that doesn't work, then you really have no recourse other than to talk to the manufacturer of the software.
I'm a computer consultant and I was "cleaning" a computer infected with Viruses and Spyware. I inadvertantly deleted HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\userinit.exe
When I rebooted, I could not log in. The welcome screen appeared and when I clicked on the user name it would automatically log me out. At that point I realized I had made a mistake. I was able to find a MS Knowledge base article that helped me restore some default registry settings that eventually let me log back in. My problem is that now, all the programs that were installed like Norton A\V, Word Perfect, and a few others will not run and are not shown in the Add/Remove Programs list, although they are still in the C:\Program Files.
To be honest, in your situation I would attempt a repair install of Windows. It's hard to say at this point exactly what's been corrupted given those symptoms. The repair may be the best alternative. Unfortunately, failing that, my next step would be a regular reinstall.
dear sir :
I have some programs that already installed on my computer and I do not have the software cd.
I want copy the installed software ( windows xp )
please help me immediately.
You want this article: http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_copy_preinstalled_software_to_another_machine.html
Running XP Pro, downloaded Shock Wave player and Macromedia Flash player from admin profile. The Macromedia apps are not available to other users of the machine only to the admin. Even tried upgrading limited user to admin and then install. It worked as admin but when switched backed to limited or power user the app would not work. Please help. Thanks Paul
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