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A Reinstall From The Programs Directory ?


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#1 oldsoldier

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 03:24 AM

Gentlemen/Ladies,

I am soon to change my OS from Windows XP Professional to Windows XP Home.

Five months ago I purchased and registered the Family Tree Maker 2000 programme. Later, I disposed of many surplus floppies and old programme discs and the new master disc for Family Tree Maker 2000 went with them into a refuse bin. I need a new FTM disc but feel reluctant to buy one.

FTM 2000 was installed in my c:/programs directory. It is still there. If I burn it onto a disc with Nero Burning Rom, will I be able to reinstall it from that disc when I have my new Windows XP Home operating system ?

Yours sincerely, oldsoldier.

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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 05:30 AM

Its not likely, unless its a completely self contained program. When you install a program it registers .dll's and creates registry entries that won't be present if you simply copy the program file directory.

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 05:44 AM

I am soon to change my OS from Windows XP Professional to Windows XP Home.


Er - why would you want to do that?

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 06:46 AM

I am soon to change my OS from Windows XP Professional to Windows XP Home.


Er - why would you want to do that?



I thought that someone would ask that question. This is a good computer but its XP Pro has not been validated and I cannot get updates, so I have purchased XP Home Edition which includes Service Pack 2 and I am waiting for it to be installed. I am an uncomplicated computer person and I feel that I do not need the XP Pro goodies. XP Home should suit me fine. I spend 95% of my time transcribing old documents into Word, 3% playing simple solitaire, and 2% on the internet. Windows 98SE and Microsoft Office Word were perfectly adaquate for that but I was persuaded to change to XP Pro and I cannot say that I have seen many benefits.

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:25 AM

Could this help? http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Family-Tree-Maker-...1QQcmdZViewItem
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:59 AM

Could this help? If you go to http://www.morpheus.com/ and download their file sharing software and do a search for "Family Tree Maker ". I found a bunch of copies there.
If you already purchased a copy one should be able to download a backup copy legitimately. Just be sure you virus scan the downloaded file when you get it as these sites often contain unwanted gifts. But if your virus scanner is up to date you should be OK, at least I've never had a problem.
Good luck.
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Edited by floyd, 22 October 2005 - 10:05 AM.





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