Ghost 12 &  Windows XP

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
How are you?
I need some help please...
I have an application called IDC3 Texa that has been updated several times ever since the first CD Install...

Today, I need to reinstall windows xp, and still have the orginal application CD IDC3 Texa , and as one would have guessed; without the updates...

How can I make sure that the actual IDC3 Texa installation, which includes the updates be restored in its entirety subsequently the resinstalling Windows XP, and IDC3 Texa from the original CD...

I have Ghost 12, but would the windows backup do the work?

Your help will be so much appreciated...
many thanks
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     First, a complete backup will make sure you can rollback to the buggy windows with your application working, since as a last resort you may want that later.

     Once the complete backup done, (by backup, I mean ghost), I would suggest you trying to copy the whole program folder into a safe place like a network share. After that, reinstall Windows, install the app with the CD, and copy back the program folder over the new program folder..

     Most programs will work with that trick, but if the updates makes important registry changes, I still may be possible that the trick will not work.

     A bit more preparation you could have to "try to fix" that possible problem would be open Regedit (start, run, regedit), search for the software's company name, and the software's name. Every key you find could be exported to a file like 1.reg, 2.reg, 3.reg, and so one, and copied to the "safe place"

    Hope it helps,


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    Yes it worked very well thanks very much,

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