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Backing up a Software Program

I would like help or suggestions in backing up a software program I just purchased. In order to run this program, it has to be in the cd drive. I want to be able to load it into my harddrive so I don't have to carry around the disc. This program cost me almost $300, it would hurt if I were to lose it or damage it. I've even tried making a duplicate in case the original was lost or damage, I was uable to do that as well. If you could also help me to do that I would be grateful.
Thanks
(My computer is an HP notebook AMD Athlon 654mhz, 480mb RAM 38gig harddrive, XP home servicepack2 )

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Have you made you concerns known to the author?

In reply to: Backing up a Software Program

Most have a replacement policy and you should know what it is. For instance we use a 1,500 USD compiler and it has this dongle. You lose the dongle... it's 1,500. You break the dongle and it's 35 bucks... The dongle fails and its a free exchange. Makes you keep tabs on the dongle...

What is this software so we can check up on their policy?

As to duplicating it, you have that right. So pop in into Nero and dupe it.

Bob

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Nero any better than the Cd writing that came with XP?

In reply to: Have you made you concerns known to the author?

Mr. Proffitt, Thank you for your reply. I have a cd burner but I don't have Nero. I've been just using the cd writing software that came with my XP home ed. I've been attempting to copy my software, but I keep getting the message: Windows encounted a problem while copying this file: Skip, Cancel , or Retry. I would skip and have the disc completed. Then I would insert it into the computer where the program was installed, but then the program would say "You must insert the original cd to run this program." Would getting nero make that much of a difference in copying this software?

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The XP software didn't have a duplicate function.

In reply to: Nero any better than the Cd writing that came with XP?

I think this is noted at this article -> http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php

Name names, point fingers!!! Tell the name of this software so to get the best help from the forum. If not, we're pretty much done.

Bob

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