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    HI
    I have a have a old Intel 486, it contains some valuable programs written buy my friend, and theyre already installed. i want to transfer them to another PC bcoz this 486 is going to die any min.
    what is appropriate to do in this case?.
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    just take out the hard drive and chuck it in the other PC as a slave.
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    Default Re: Which BK uP Program

    wel i thought of this. but u see the program is installed on the computer. i was thinking to use more like a ghost program. a ghost program which can back up installed program.
    is this possssssssible!?
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    Default Re: Which BK uP Program

    most of the time it's basically impossible to transfer an 'installed' program to another harddrive you cant just copy it cause it's usually got registry listings etc that need to be also put in......and you may find as well snce its a pretty old program it simply wont run on xp.......
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    Default Re: Which BK uP Program

    Doesnt this thread apply me. cant i use liveCD.
    Coz i want the exact same setup on the other PC.
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    Default Re: Which BK uP Program

    You could run it off an emulator/virtualisation setup on the the newer PC. Probably, either of the old HDD or as a virtual drive image.

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    It would pay to consult your friend who wrote the programmes about how they can best be transferred.

    I’ve just copied/pasted many old MSDOS based programmes to WinME without any problems.

    However, as has already been pointed out this doesn’t always work with XP.

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    Default Re: Which BK uP Program

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M.
    It would pay to consult your friend who wrote the programmes about how they can best be transferred.

    Iíve just copied/pasted many old MSDOS based programmes to WinME without any problems.

    However, as has already been pointed out this doesnít always work with XP.
    So your saying If i copy the win95 program in XP on another PC it might not work. where if i copied it onto a Win95/98 setup on another pc it would work?>

    I have not yet seen this program but it is like the one used @ supermarkets on the checkouts or @ cinemas. they start as soon as the pc starts, its one of those.
    what are these perticular programs called BTW.
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    Default Re: Which BK uP Program

    You might be getting into license trouble with your developer friends.

    At the very least, they might be upset if you have a support problem, and they weren't told beforehand you're running it on different hardware.

    If you're looking just to back up the hard disk, I'd suggest TrueImage or Symantec Ghost.

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    Default Re: Which BK uP Program

    Could it be a "TSR" ... "Terminate and Stay Resident" programme? These are usually .COM files rather than .EXE but either can be just copied. The only "installation" needed would be a line in AUTOIEXEC.BAT to start the programme. There might be data or configuration files, but these would usually be in the same directory as the executable.

    Of course, I don't like your chances of running a TSR in Windows XP.

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