Saving on-line downloads.

  spuds 12:27 05 Apr 09

I am having many problems with one of my computers, and it looks like a complete reformat is needed.

The question that I ask, is how can I save and re-use some programs that I downloaded on-line, and was provided with activation code keys at the same time. I want to use some of these same (not lose) worthwhile programs in the computer after the new format.

  BT 12:31 05 Apr 09

You really should save them at the time you download them. I always save them to a folder along with a text file with any activation codes or serial numbers. These are then periodically transferred to a CD or DVD for long term storage. You can get several downloaded prgrams on a single disc depending on the size.

  spuds 12:37 05 Apr 09

Thanks for the fast response, but saving to disk was one of those regular oversights at the time :O(

  Taff™ 12:53 05 Apr 09

Run Belarc Advisor click here and print out the result. This will give you a list of all installed programs and some of the registration keys. SIW May also give you more information so try that as well. Have a look under Secrets within the program as well - you`ll be surprised what passwords it wil;l give you. click here

  spuds 15:25 10 Apr 09

I have now managed to locate the downloads, as a saved item's.

Thanks again for the the responses.

Ticked as resolved.

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