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GUSMAN

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Hi guys,
I recently purchase a CD re writer, and if i want to make copys of a disk there is no problem, as I have the original disk drive still in the pc, so It's just from one to the other. But I need to install a bigger HD as it is only 4 gb. But when I try to put a programme such as Word 97 on to a CD, so I can re install it when new hd is fitted. it wont work. What I mean is, I copied the word 97 folder on to a cd, and for curiosity tried to load it onto big sis's pc but there are files missing. I found this with nearly every one I tried, Adobe 5.5. Paintshop Pro, Microsoft Publisher etc. Is there something I am doing wrong do you think??
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Bryan

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You can't just copy program folders from the hardrive and then install the programs from them. It doesn't work that way. You need the original program CDs to reload the software.
 
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I recommend you place the new hard drive into the PC and copy everything from hard to the other. Most hard drives come with a disk utility to do it or you could use XCOPY. You also could use a disk image utility such as Ghost or DriveImage. If you use a disk image utility you most likely will want to resize the partition after installing it to get more room. If you need more details on any of the options just let us know.

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GUSMAN

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cheers guys, I will leave it till after Xmas most prob, so if I get stuck I will let you know,
Cheers, and Merry Xmas.
 
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You could also keep your 4Gb hard drive and set it up as a slave. Would probably have to change all your shortcuts though.
 
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