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Install From One Computer To Another - Without CD


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Miss Allie

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Hi, I have a program on my computer that I would like to transfer to another computer. I do not have the CD. I tried just transferring the folder, but am getting error messages - I guess it wasn't as simple as I believed it to be.

So my question is: How do I install a program from one computer to another without a CD?

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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I have a program on my computer that I would like to transfer to another computer

It won't work.
Programs have to be installed. You can't simply move them.
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Broni is quite right. When you install any software, several sub-folders are created in various places, plus entries are created in the Windows Registry (basically a large database of where everything is as well as system settings). So, as you can see, simply copying over one program folder falls far short of what is needed for the program to work. You have to know where all the folders are that the installer created, and all the relevant Registry information to copy over to the other PC - and that's just practically impossible.
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Miss Allie

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Thanks guys for your help - much appreciated. It was a custom-built calculation program that a friend of a friend created and I am not in possession of the CD, I guess I'll just have to do without.

Best regards.
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Broni

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You're welcome :)
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Never mind - I re-read the initial post and saw that my question had been answered. :)

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 24 May 2010 - 11:44 AM.

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