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#1 kendur

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:56 PM

I copied all the contents off my harddrive to a disc drive, as the laptop was giving trouble.
I restored the factory settings on the laptop and now want to reinstall some of the programs (starting with Adobe cs5).
Can anyone tell me how to reinstall the programs.

I am greatful for any help

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:15 PM

Moving to a section where this will get more views since this is not a programming question.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:17 AM

You can't transfer software from another drive into a Windows installation, software has to be set up by the program's own installer. (With a very few exceptions of small programs that have been designed to operate as a portable type of install.)

The programs will have to be installed again from their original installation discs. You will be able to copy across any data files you were working on previously with the programs.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:07 AM

Just to add to the above post, in the future you might want to consider using disk imaging software on a regular basis. It is the best backup solution and avoids problems such as you have encountered.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:53 PM

Just to add to the above post, in the future you might want to consider using disk imaging software on a regular basis. It is the best backup solution and avoids problems such as you have encountered.


This is good advice, I think establishing a baseline system and saving it using an imaging program like PING will save you a TON of time.




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