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problem with backup restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by theoldone, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. theoldone

    theoldone Thread Starter

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    Hello, After restoreing a backup, programs are requireing the serial numbers. Any idea what the issue is. thanks
     
  2. VictoriaiiCe

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    Which programs? Where you just creating a restore point and opened a program requesting to re-enter the license/serial #? If you didn't uninstall the programs all serial numbers/license/product keys are stored in registry.
     
  3. theoldone

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    Hello, I should make the problem clearer, sorry. The system I have, has two sata harddrives, I fresh install of xp pro , and loaded several programs. Then i discovered that the boot partition was located on one drive and windows/programs located on the second drive.

    Now I want to reloaded xp and then do a restore of a backup on one drive. This seemed to work however like i mentions before , now all the programs are asking for serial numbers. The only problem
    I dont have the serial number for one of this programs.

    So, the questions is can i recover this with the full backup, I did not have a floppy drive ready and the backup mention that a diskette could not be made..

    I can back up to the orginal disks and do another backup

    thanks, bob
     
  4. Elvandil

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    What software created the backup? Was it a partition image or what?
     
  5. theoldone

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    Hello, Its the backup and restore provided by microsoft.
     
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