Backing Up Software Programs
Program - Backup Copy
Most software licensing agreements allow you to make a full "storage"
backup copy of the program after purchasing and entering your unlock
The backup copy will have the same serial number as the original
and will not need an unlock code. We strongly advise you to make
such a backup copy, to be used for a "reinstall" in case
of computer malfunction or other technical difficulties.
A backup copy will also be used if you need to put our program
onto a new computer.
We recommend frequent backups (with data) to prevent loss of records.
What Not To Copy
Do not copy the Installer file, if it remains on your hard drive
after the installation is complete. You should delete this installer
file if it is present, to prevent accidental re-installation
Do not copy the shortcut located on the desktop. This is not the
entire program, and will not be an effective backup.
To Copy Downloaded Software
When you download software online, it pays to keep all software
install packages in a separate directory, then back up this directory.
When you install the program, the installed version is usually
located in its own folder in the 'Programs' directory on your C:
To back up downloaded software, you only need to copy the Downloaded
On the Existing Computer:
Go to: My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Downloaded Programs
Copy the entire "Downloaded Programs" Folder to your backup
location or device (CD-R, Zip disk or USB key drive, etc).
Just drag-and-drop the Downloaded Programs Folder into your backup
On the New Computer
You can reinstall each program - note, you may have to reverify
or reauthenticate the software online. In some cases a verification
cookie can be found in your Cookies folder. In this case, simply
copy the cookie folder also to your new computer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You may only reinstall most software programs
on a new computer when deleting the original version off the old
computer. Having two working copies does not constitute a 'back
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