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How To Move Programs Back From Windows.old File To Os System ?


I recently had microsoft 7 upgrade installed from a clean boot. The tech stored all of my old programs in a windows. Old file. How do i move these programs back to the os system so i can use them. Old programs saved from a clean boot m7

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Posted On: 2009-12-29 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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