Is It Possible to Use An Old Software Installation to Create The Files Necessary For A New Installation on Different Machine?
Posted on 2013-06-29
In a nutshell, I've recently had some installation disks stolen for some devices I bought around 7 years ago. The devices are no longer supported by the manufacturer.
My first workaround was to install a similar product but shortly after the installation the record button became disabled (not sure why).
My second workaround was to download what looked to be the same software from the manufacturer's web site but it never worked fully (works for the newer device, can't detect the older one).
I have several old hard drives with the software installed that I know will work if I reinstall the drives back into their original laptops, I'd just prefer not to expose the data on those laptops to an outside network since I know my devices are constantly being hacked/accessed.
So what I was wondering is if anyone knows of any software that will allow you to move the application to another computer. I have used software that i believe is called AppMover by Funduc which was bundled with my IOMEGA software for my zip drives, but I don't think it allows anything more than one location or drive to another on the same hard drive (like if you have a system drive and a data drive and you want to free up some space on your system drive you can move the applications to the data drive and they work perfectly there)
I could probably try to reassemble one of my old laptops utilizing a drive that already has the application on it but that's problematic for several reasons, one being exposing the data contained on the drive to an outside network.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.