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Moving software from one pc to another pc

Posted on 2014-01-24
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I have a computer that has a software installed on it, (lost install disc etc) is there a way to copy the files from one pc to another one and it work still?
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John Hurst earned 250 total points
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PC Mover from Laplink can do this. That is what I suggest you try.

Lest it sound trite, please do keep your software. It comes in handy.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:Danny Child
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Also try Belarc to extract your serial numbers.  That way, if you can find someone with replacement media, you can borrow their disk, but use your serial number.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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by:Danny Child
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If you're desperate, most vendors will supply replacement disks (without serial numbers) for a moderate cost - 10-20 USD.  Call them and ask.
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by:nobus
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i posted already twice a list of other tools to do this - but the mod always deletes my post !!!!
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by:John Hurst
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@Blueice13085 - I have posted one of the top rated tools to do this. Do you have a follow up comment?

.... Thinkpads_User
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@Blueice13085 - Thanks for following up.  ... Thinkpads_User
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