Backups, and reinstalling on hard drive

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Old 05-21-02, 07:45 PM
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Question Backups, and reinstalling on hard drive

Hi,
I was curious to know if I was to back up a program that is on my hard drive and put it on a cdr, how do I put it back on my hard drive if I need to? ie; comp crashes, etc.

Do I just put cd in drive then copy it to the hard drive, or would it just self install? Any thoughts?

You know, them ol boys installing the programs and not providing the originals..just a rescue disk for everything. Don't like it. Do us a favor...Napalm your emachine.
 
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Old 05-22-02, 05:21 AM
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Most Windows-based programs you can't do that because there are none of the actual "install" files copied to the hd. Also, when the program is installed it writes info to various Windows files and locations, i.e. the registry. If you have to reload Windows, that info will not be present, so Windows would not recognize the re-copied program files. One of the drawbacks of preloaded software.
 
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Old 05-22-02, 06:08 AM
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Well, Thanks for the response anyhow.
 
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