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getting old programs off old hard drive


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banky4187

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Hi,  my hard drive went into a the boot loop last week.  I could not get it to boot up. I purchased a new drive and installed windows on it.  I am now trying to get some old programs off of the old drive.  I have MS Office on the old drive and I still have the product key, but I cannot figure out how to get Office on my new drive. 

 

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You will not be able to copy office, or any other non portable programs off an old hard drive and install it on another. For that you will need to reinstall fresh. This issue demonstrates the absolute need for regular disc backups.


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ok, my next question then, is there a way to fix windows on that hard drive?  and then get it to boot? 

 

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You could try refitting the hard drive and then run your windows boot disc to try and repair the OS. This of course depends on if its a hardware or software issue, but try the windows disc first.


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