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#1 bintyre

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:04 PM

I bought a used laptop that had quite of bit of software on it. The problem is there were no CDs with Windows XP Pro or Microsoft Office included. My question: Is there any way to save the Windows Xp Pro and Micorsoft software onto an external hard drive (and perhaps burn the files on a CD) so that I can reinstall it in case of a system crash? If I had to format and reinstall everything, I would lose the operating system and these programs. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:11 PM

No there is no wy to save an installed OS or any software for that matter. If the computer came with XP you could order a restoration/recovery disk from the manufacture. As a matter of fact I would do that before I had problems.
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:36 PM

Isn't there any software that will backup the whole hard drive on a external hard drive that can then be used to restore everything? Thought I read about that somewhere?? Isn't that one of the uses of an external hard drive??

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:46 PM

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 12:40 AM

You could use Digtal Dolly to make a disk image.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:25 AM

You will also need your operating system's key (license)

Use Keyfinder v1.41 to find the key number (license) for your Microsoft operating system.

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