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Windows 7: Can i reinstall programs from windows old file?


18 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Can i reinstall programs from windows old file?

Hi,I have just installed windows 7pm an acer aspire6930g,tried to reinstall acer media player but can't find the exe. File.


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18 Jan 2012   #2

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Hello Jenko300 and welcome to the forums

How did you install Windows? Recovery partition? Retail DVD? OEM (came with the PC) DVD?

Tom
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18 Jan 2012   #3
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No you cannot reinstall programs from the windows.old folder.

If you clean reinstalled Windows 7 without the factory bloatware and useless factory utilities which have much better versions built into Windows 7, then you will need to find any missing drivers (after optional Windows Updates) or software on the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model.

I doubt if their media player has a Download there., I've never heard of it and we have two Acers. I would bet Windows Media Player works better, though.

If you miss it badly enough then reinstall using the Factory Recovery partition or disks you should have made when you set up your computer, or order from Acer Tech Support.
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18 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You can not install programs from there. You will need to redownload the program. However you might have Documents/Data in there you want to revive.
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19 Jan 2012   #5

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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