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Installed programs not opening on new user: uncommon issue

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    Installed programs not opening on new user: uncommon issue


    Hey guys. I tried all over the net to find the solution to this problem but it seems to be a dead end and I thought this site may help more....

    Anyhow basically I had the original "user" in control panel that I used when getting my gateway laptop and I decided to make a new user with admin privileges for no apparent real reason and then I ended up removing the old user account.

    Once I did this, a bunch of programs that I installed with my original user account stopped opening, so I uninstalled them and re installed them and they still aren't opening. They just sit in task manager and don't open - is there anything I can do to fix this or is my best bet to reformat [which I could do, but I have a lot of files and I don't have a backup external apart from online which would take a long time to back up with cause of uploading etc].

    Would appreciate your help! Also I've attached my system info screenshot as well Click image for larger version

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Just a question please. Since many installers give you the option to "install for all users" did you select that option for the programs that offered it and were those specific programs reinstalled "after" the additional user was created?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Installed programs not opening on new user: uncommon issue
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