Hey all. I've recently installed windows 7 on a partition of my hard drive, drive c. But most of my programs were installed on the other partition, drive d. It was my first time doing a windows installations, when I installed windows 7, I reformatted my drive c because i wanted a clean install, but I forgot to back up the drive or create restore points.
So now, all of the preferences, desktop layout, star menu shortcuts I had were all gone. Those didn't bother me too much because I can just redo them. But the most annoying thing is that all the programs I had installed in drive D no longer appear in the "programs and features" panel so I cannot uninstall or do anything to them. The programs themselves work just fine. I realize this probably has something to do with the registry. Like when I reformated drive c and installed windows, all of my registry values were erased or changed.
The only way I know to fix this problem is just to manually delete all the programs on drive D, or just reformat the entire drive, and reinstalling everything. But I really prefer not to do that if I can help it because I have sooo many programs on drive D.
My question is, is there anything I can do to fix this, maybe go in to the registry and type in some values, so the computer recognizes the programs as being installed?