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January 26, 2013 10:59:02 PM

A couple of years ago, my toshiba satellite laptop got infected by some viruses i can't remember. I ran malwarebytes and hopefully got rid of it, but a broken screen soon made it unusable. Now I have replaced the screen, and am considering using the backup disk I made when I first brought the computer to get rid of lingering traces, such as a missing windows security center etc and who knows what other havoc the virus made.

Now my problem - is there a way I can keep programs I currently have? I have a copy of Microsoft Office and Adobe photoshop courtesy of a friend who lent me their disk. I would hate to have to spend hundreds buying those software for an old computer at that.

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January 26, 2013 11:24:09 PM

I have a copy of Microsoft Office and Adobe photoshop courtesy of a friend who lent me their disk. < do you have a legit keys for these
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January 27, 2013 12:48:08 AM

Yar mateys! Thar be pirates about!
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January 27, 2013 12:51:04 AM

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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January 27, 2013 12:52:00 AM

Now my problem - is there a way I can keep programs I currently have? I have a copy of Microsoft Office and Adobe photoshop courtesy of a friend who lent me their disk.

Looks like you need to BORROW it once again.
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January 27, 2013 2:57:05 AM

No, there is no way to keep your programs if you use a restore disc. You will have to go and buy a copy of each program to be used on your computer. :) 
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January 27, 2013 1:14:37 PM

Ah, because if I remember each copy of microsoft can only do 3 or so machines, if I reinstall with my friends' disk would her key work again or count my machine as a new machine? I do have that key, but if it counts as another machine than I could hardly ask to use that key again. The key I used is legit as my friend brought hers and didn't have that many machines. It's Office 2007 though, so I might be better off just buying the 2010 myself hmm.
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January 27, 2013 1:16:36 PM

If Office came preinstalled on your old computer, it would be an OEM Licence and non-transferable.

If a Retail Licence, you may transfer it.
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January 27, 2013 1:28:22 PM

So I'm assuming that the license is a retail licence as that computer did not come with a full version of microsoft. Does that mean I can the key again?
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