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Cloning An Installed Program?

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June 29, 2010 9:31:16 PM

Hello

I have a valuable program on my laptop that I want also want to have on my desktop pc. The problem is I don’t have the original installation CD and no downloads of it are available either.

Is there any free or inexpensive software that allows me to make a clone of the program directly from my laptop’s hard drive so I can then copy of it onto a flash drive and then load it onto my desktop?


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June 30, 2010 12:50:57 AM

What's the name of the program?

I'm not aware of any way to clone a program. It gets installed and embedded into your OS and registry. You can usually copy all your user data, but you'll need the setup file to install the program.
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July 1, 2010 11:08:54 AM

soundtrek said:
Hello

I have a valuable program on my laptop that I want also want to have on my desktop pc. The problem is I don’t have the original installation CD and no downloads of it are available either.

Is there any free or inexpensive software that allows me to make a clone of the program directly from my laptop’s hard drive so I can then copy of it onto a flash drive and then load it onto my desktop?


Depending on how the EULA for that software is written, specifically if its legally licensed for only one installation, you may be asking how to do something illegal.

Why don't you share the name of this software, so we can see if what you want to do is legal or not?
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July 1, 2010 9:40:34 PM

Use ghost, it is licensed on your laptop correct so the portable device is legal. Copies for personal use are also legal.
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Anonymous
July 1, 2010 11:02:59 PM

You can only clone a hard drive with Ghost, not a program.
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July 9, 2010 5:02:09 PM

Cloning the whole hard drive you just have to clean up the driver and temp folders and either use the driver installation cd that comes with a new pc or find the drivers manually
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Anonymous
July 9, 2010 10:21:35 PM

That wasn't what the OP asked about.
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