12-06-2011 02:10 PM
Problem came up where I might have to go back to my old HP (Buy when purchased os installation drives and drivers dvd's). So I can now go back to when the computer was first purchased without any problem.
Question: What about important program files?
Examples: Norton 360
Microsoft Office 2010
Is there a way for me to back these and other program files up with Norton's backup using an external hard drive. I have 360gb hard drive? If not what files and where can I back up.
I ALWAYS GET THE SAME OLD ANSWER YOU SHOULD BACKUP DOCUMENTS PHOTOS AND MUSIC. I really don't have much in those catagories am mostly worried about purchased program data ect.
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12-08-2011 09:35 AM
There's a logical reason why you always hear the same answer. Backing up applications poses several issues:
These are some of the key reasons PC migration packages have never really taken off main stream. Sure there are a few on the market but I've dealt with most of them and wouldn't use them personally. So technically yes, you could backup the programs but the headaches it will cause you is not worth it really.
You can easily re-download Norton 360 from http://www.mynortonaccount.com/. It will provide a download link usually and your product key.
As for Microsoft Office you have to use what Microsoft provided you unless you're using the cloud version of Office.