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    Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    Sorry for the non technical language in title. Here is the problem:
    If silktest is installed in one machine.(older version). And If one wish to format the machine and then want to keep the old silktest still there, can One:
    a. Transfer the whole directory elsewhere temporarily
    b. Save the current Registry
    c. format the machine,
    d. Re-copy the old directory and then
    e. Somehow, update the current registry only for the part of silktest.
    Will it work? The problem was encountered a few months ago and we were simply fortunate that we had a copy of old silktest still lying somewhere. But, then someone suggested that it could be done and then I got a few diverse views. Also, please do not suggest to download it from Segue as unless the current user has renewed the maintainence license, he may not get access to it. The problem is for those who have not renewed their maintenance license and are comfortable with old Silk.

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    I believe there are files copied to the system32 directory. If you figure out what those are, then maybe.

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    Hmmm... Thanks.

    Any clue... Any more thoughts on this?

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    Whola!

    what you have posted is one of the main worries of all the Admins around the globe, however there is a way to go about it.
    Check out the info on "Norton Ghost".

    What this tool does is it takes a snapshot of your machine along with all the settings, harware, software, registry , OS everything.

    Now whenever you need a particular setting (Silk is just a tiny bit of it) you just have to restore the Ghost image previously taken.
    The ghost taken on one machine can be restored on any other machine.

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    Can U elaborte a bit further. Also, what if I wish to transfer it to another machine? Can I be selective in transferring the softwares? i.e. I don't want all the junk that was cluttering in my old machine or in my harddisk prior to formatting.

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    Norton Ghost makes an image of your current HD. You can restore this image on any HD.
    Basically a copy of your HD in full including everything.


    This can be time saving if you want to restore everything. Most of the time you would make a HD image after you installed the OS. If you don't want to keep the old OS around then don't use Norton Ghost.

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    Why don't you just re-install the application once you have the OS loaded on the machine again?

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    Shortcut always saves time when it works

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    Agreed with kkoski. Just reinstall it.

    Also, on the Ghost issue, it is NOT that case that you can reinstall/unGhost on any other machine. There will likely be hardware issues if the machines are not identical. I've seen this in so many cases with something even as simple as Hard Drive size. Certainly so with differen NICs or Graphics cards...

    Also, if this machine is NT, and is a "trusted" member of a domain, an unghosted image can have issues with domain permissions. It's not as cut-n-dried as working on any other machine. The approach suggested by witchcrop works well in labs where there are multiple identical machines. Otherwise it is an invitation for frustration.

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    Re: Old soul in New body - is it possible? Off topic, but could be useful.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kkoski:
    Why don't you just re-install the application once you have the OS loaded on the machine again?

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    I think the original idea of the post was that the install CD had been misplaced.

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