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Can you backup installed applications to an external hard drive, then restore them to another Computer without Reinstalling them? For example, My computer Windows 7 Home Premium has many softwares, applications, programs, utilities, etc.. That i purchased and dont want to Reinstall them on new computer. Is it possible for them to work without Re-entry keys? Any help I will appreciate

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superuser.com/questions/1137/… –  techie007 Dec 10 '12 at 12:37
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Yes, this is possible, involves duplicating the hdd. The problem of course is license for Windows limits you, since the license your currently using cannot be transfered to another computer. Why don't you just reinstall the applications? –  Ramhound Dec 10 '12 at 12:40
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You'll need to reinstall them all over again, as most of the program licences are limited, and this way you could copy them to many computers.

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