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Saving a Software Program During Reinstall of OS

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by clayton1953, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. clayton1953

    clayton1953 Thread Starter

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    Hi All

    I'm using a Dell XPS 400, XP SP3, Media Center and am wondering if there is some way to save a program that I have on this machine, when I no longer can find the CD that came with the hardware.

    Years back I used to have a flatbed scanner that had a very nice (for me anyhow) scanning program.
    Some time ago the scanner quit and I apparently tossed the CD that contained the software. I know I could go online and get the upgraded software, but I am very happy with this version, and as so often happens, the upgrades are not always an improvement.

    Anyhow, I need to reinstall my OS, but want to keep the scanning software, if I can. Is there some way that I can do this?

    Any help will be appreciated.

    The software is PaperPort, I can't recall the version number, but I want to keep this if there is a way to do so.

    Thanks.

    Mr. C
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    If you look at XP's 'Add and Remove' programmes option, it may list the version number there.
    Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs. Don't remove it but see if the version number is shown.
    I think the PaperPort website will have a contact us option - they may have links to old versions unless anyone here knows of one.

    Hope this helps a bit at least.

    Richard
     
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