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How can I get my old software on to new computer?


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On my old Windows 7 32-bit computer I have a programme called Draw 4.5 which was published years ago by a company called Greenstreet. I bought Draw 4 then some time later I bought the upgrade to Draw 4.5 as a download.

I now want to install Draw 4.5 on my new Windows 8 64-bit computer but the company has disappeared, so I can't download the upgrade. Even if I could, the software on my old computer doesn't show me what my key is. I can (and have) installed the older version, Draw 4, but none of the files I created in version 4.5 will open - I just get a message saying "This file was created in a later version".

Is there any way I can get hold of this software? Or is it possible for me to transfer it from the old to the new computer (without terrifying registry modifications)? I know that it's not just a matter of copying the program files across.

I assure you that my ownership of the licence is completely legitimate. So any help would be much appreciated.

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theDarkness

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for installed keys in general, Belarc advisor is the top one to try, it is free - http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html but I think you may be stuck in being able to upgrade to 4.5. One of the senior developers can be found on linkedin and wordpress, but I dont know how far he would be able to help, if he is still actively using these sites http://uk.linkedin.com/in/steveriggall/ http://sjrdevstuff.wordpress.com/

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Pineman100

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Thanks very much theDarkness. I'll try to contact the developer guy.

Can't think why I haven't yet downloaded Belarc Advisor - I always used to have it!

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