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Removing applications.

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the warrior

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#1
How do you remove an application that is on your machine and save it. What I mean is I down loaded an application and I want to make a copy and want to save it to a cd.

I hope that makes sense
 
V

Vorpal

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#2
Are you saying you installed an application, lost the installation exe and want to back up the installed application?

Anything installed probably will have registry keys and files outside it's own directory (like in the sys dir). Unless you install under an app that logs changes to your system (what reg keys were added, what files were added and where) I don't think you can do what you're talking about.

:) More detail bitte
 
T

the warrior

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#3
Hmmmm.. Am I able to back the application up, reformat my hard drive then restore it?
 
V

Vorpal

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#5
Originally posted by the warrior
Hmmmm.. Am I able to back the application up, reformat my hard drive then restore it?

Depends on what it is... for example the game Quake3 would work fine if you did that.
 
#6
Maybe if you tell us what application you are trying to back up we could give you a little more information. Just for your information... probably 85% of all applications will not work if you copy the directory and restore it. Sometimes even the smallest programs install hundreds of registry keys and a couple OCX files.
 
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Vorpal

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#8
I haven't used that in a long time, but why would you want it installed on a system level?

I always thought of it as a seldom used floppy based tool.
 
T

the warrior

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#14
that was a few months ago, not sure which one it is now. It must be the .exe I'll give it a try on another pc in a couple of days to see if it works. Thanks.
 

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