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moving an installed program from one OS to another


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moondog830

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my friend is a locksmith and has a program called OpenSource for lock and key data. Here's the rub .... he has this on an old laptop that is running Win98. He got this a while back from his father when he took over the business. He doesn't have the cash to buy a new version of it ($700) and asked me if there is a way to move it to his newer machine that is running Vista. Before you ask, no he no longer has the CD.

is this something that can be done? if so, how?


Thanks in advance

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Nope, can't be done. When you install a program, it places various files throughout Windows, including the Registry, which are needed to run the program.

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thanks Murray, I guess he'll just have to work hard to keep that laptop from dying/frying ... appreciate the help!

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