Reinstalling Windows XP Over the top of itself

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Vic, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Vic

    Vic Guest

    I had one of my users (without my knowledge) to his Windows XP professional
    cd and ran setup over the top of itself because his system was running slow
    and I really think he was infected with spyware. The problem is that in the
    Documents and Settings folder he now has two sets of all his folders. One
    set is what he is currently using, the other set has either .NT Authority or
    ..WINDOWS. All of the data is still there he did not format the drive. I was
    hoping to find a way to copy his data from the previous install of windows
    to this one. There is only one Windows folder so I think setup overwrote the
    core files but made a copy of the user folders in the documents and settings
    folder. Any ideas?


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    Vic, Jun 13, 2006
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  2. Vic wrote:

    >
    > I had one of my users (without my knowledge) to his Windows XP
    > professional cd and ran setup over the top of itself because his system
    > was running slow and I really think he was infected with spyware. The
    > problem is that in the Documents and Settings folder he now has two sets
    > of all his folders. One set is what he is currently using, the other set
    > has either .NT Authority or .WINDOWS. All of the data is still there he
    > did not format the drive. I was hoping to find a way to copy his data from
    > the previous install of windows to this one. There is only one Windows
    > folder so I think setup overwrote the core files but made a copy of the
    > user folders in the documents and settings folder. Any ideas?
    >

    "take ownership" is your keyword.

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    Walter Mautner, Jun 13, 2006
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  3. Vic

    Dan Evans Guest

    "Vic" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > There is only one Windows folder so I think setup overwrote the
    > core files but made a copy of the user folders in the documents and
    > settings
    > folder. Any ideas?


    Take ownership of the old directories, then take a LART to the user.

    Dan





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    Dan Evans, Jun 13, 2006
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