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Making a backup of Microsoft Plus! on CD

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by LauraMJ, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

    Mar 18, 2004
    Okay, well, I"m not sure if this is the right forum, but I can't decide where else to put it.

    I am trying to make backups of important programs and files from my computer on CDs.

    A couple of years ago, I downloaded the THEN free version of Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP. I have since then (earlier this year) found out that this is now a paid-for program. At that point, I figured I'd better make a backup of this program, too, since I do like some of the games, themes, and extra sounds and such that comes with it. I have my computer customized using a lot of this stuff.

    Unfortunately, at the time I downloaded it, I had not yet learned the benefits of downloading and SAVING the entire file first, which would have included the installation setup. At the time I downloaded this program, I simply told it to "run" from the download link.

    I found the folder for Microsoft Plus! in my program folder, but when I copied it to the CD, it copies it as seperate folders that (as far as I can see) can only be run from the CD. Plus, there are some things missing, like the extra fonts, sounds, themes, icons, ect. that I use........ these things are all in their separate "sound" folders, "mouse pointer" folders, ect. and seem to be entirely separate now from the MS Plus! folder in the programs list.

    So, my question is, is there ANY way that I can somehow get the whole installation file onto my CD? Like I would have had I told the download to "save" instead of run? Or am I screwed if my computer ever needed to reformat my computer?
  2. emoxley


    Jan 6, 2004
    I doubt it. This is why it's important to keep the installer. I always put the installer, in the program's folder. You're sure it's not there?

    When you install a program, it puts parts in different places. You have the folder(s), you have stuff in the registry, and there's probably an invisible folder or two somewhere.
    I would sent Microsoft an email, explaining the situation, and see if there's anything they'll do for you.
    Good luck!
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