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Installing files from cd


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jst42day

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I need to copy some files and programs, such as Firefox, to a cd so that I can do some work on the OS and the hard drive.
When I am done I need to be able to install the programs and files and have them work.
I know it can be done. But I've tried in the past and never been able to get it right.
I have XP Pro w/SP3.
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Titan8990

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All you will need to do is burn the installer. Copy the installer off of the CD to a hard drive and install.


Maybe I am not fully understanding?
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OK.
I'm the one missing something.
What installer am I burning to cd and then installing?
In the past, when I tried this with Files and Setting Transfer Wizard I followed the wizard through burning what I needed to cd.
I don't remember anything about an installer.
Thanks.
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The installer is the program you used to put the program on the machine in the first place.
For Firefox this is a free download from Mozilla.org.

You cannot just copy the program files themselves to another drive and expect the program to work on another machine, you need the installer.
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Neil,
Thanks. Putting it that way woke me up.
I appreciate your help.
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