Copy installed program from HD to create disc

Sony Icd-sx700 digital voice recorder
February 16, 2010 at 07:53:54
Specs: Windows XP
I recently installed a program onto my laptop and accidentally threw away the install disc. Can I copy the entire program including the install to a cd?

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#1
February 16, 2010 at 09:34:23
To my knowledge you cannot copy the install, I may be wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me if so.

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#2
February 16, 2010 at 10:49:07
Thank you very much, I figured that would probably be the outcome. But I appreciate your taking the time to answer.

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#3
February 16, 2010 at 16:38:47
It is possible in most cases. An example is how linux users copy programs like Adobe CS to linux. They copy the program data and supporting files and they copy the registry entries.

It is not a newbie project but can be done. Might help us to know the program. Some odd programs put files locked to a sector of the drive to prevent this like Exceed.

If you need to get very advanced you'd have to create a NIS installer to re-install it if you want it to be automatically.

It can in some cases also be moved using NTbackup which is what the linux users do, copy app and data and dll;s and registry entries.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
February 17, 2010 at 07:25:41
The program I installed was for a sony personal digital voice recorder. I needed it for my home laptop, which I installed, and also my work computer which is where the problem is. As you might guess I am pretty much a newbie and am not sure how to do it, but I am pretty good at following directions.
Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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#5
February 17, 2010 at 07:49:50
You can download that from Sony's web site if it came with your laptop.

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#6
February 17, 2010 at 13:05:19
Follow ace_omega's suggestion first.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#7
February 18, 2010 at 08:30:44
Thanks, I will try them first.

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