Lost applications when I deleted a user account.
Occasionally I get the parts together to assemble a low cost system to give to someone in need. I did that this past week. I purchased an old Gateway XP machine that had Microsoft Office installed on it sometime in the past. Then I created a new admin account named "Admin" and deleted the existing admin account named "Steve". Now applications like Microsoft Office are gone. Is there any way to recover them? or do I just have to toggle something on the new admin account to use them? Am I screwed? I was happy to find Office on this computer, because the woman I'm giving it to has a daughter in High School... The box only cost $30, I already had a spare 15" flat screen, keyboard and mouse. Any suggestions? I've never run into this in the past. Don't know why....