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Gazza G

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I just bought a new PC, and have pieces of software that I want to copy over but don't have install discs for, either be it the programs downloaded from somewhere or I've lost the install disc :whistling: I also want to create backups so that if anything goes wrong, I can just copy the software back from an external hard drive.

I wish to backup software to an external HD, or a CD if I cant do it to HD, so that I can then just copy the files & entries onto my new PC.

Anyone know of any software that will let me 'back up' a piece of software? i.e. copy all files & reg entries, so that it can be put onto another PC? Or, is there a way to do this manually? Copy the files & what registry entries? Or is this not possible? Thanks.
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Neil Jones

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You can't copy programs. You may be able to copy the files but it still wouldn't work anyway. You need the original installers.

If the programs were downloaded you should be able to download them again. If they came from a CD that you've now lost, then unfortunately you're out of luck.
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Alohabob PC Relocator may be a solution for you. I've used it a couple of times. It can move some programs from an old PC to a new PC. Of course, it can't (or didn't) move everything.

Here's a link to their site: http://www.alohabob....s/pc_relocator/
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