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  1. perspicaceous

    perspicaceous Thread Starter

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    Greetings from new member,
    I need to wipe, then re-install my os for my hp pavilion desktop computer. I have an installed photoshop cs4 application and want to know if I can do a mirror backup of my system, then after wiping the drive, can I re-install the cs4 app to be fully functional from the mirror backup (I use Acronis for my backups). I no longer have the original restore disk for my cs4 app.
    Thanks in advance for any thoughts,
    perspicaceous
     
  2. raybro

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    Hello perspicaceous, and welcome to TSG... No, you cannot do as you asked. Program applications cannot be copied from one hard drive (or image) to another. All you can retrieve are files.

    Raybro
     
  3. perspicaceous

    perspicaceous Thread Starter

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    Hi, Raybro...and thanks for the prompt answer; truthfully, it was pretty much what I had assumed, but glad to know for certain. I notice you are in Santa Barbara; after many years there, I moved to Napa Valley about 1 1/2 yrs. ago. Still have family in Santa Ynez and in Santa Barbara, so rather nice to get my answer from a 'fellow Santa Barbaran.
    Regards-and thanks again,
    Perspicaceous
     
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    Here is the support site for the HP Pavilion d4100e desktop. You might want to add and save in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

    You didn't mention if you're using a recovery media or if you're using a Windows XP CD to do a clean reinstall, but you might want to obtain and have the current drivers for that desktop's devices before you start.

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