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ellasnan
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Moving software to a netbook Reply with quote

Is it possible to copy my digitizer software onto my netbook using a usb stick or would it just copy it as a shortcut. If you see what I mean? Have just watched a youtube tutorial on it but it seemed so longwinded and I would for get what he was doing half way through, if not before.

It would be so handy as I could sit in living room playing then.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadie, you should be able to do it, you could try copying it to a stick, just drag and drop the programme from you main menu to the stick, make sure the stick is bit enough. You will also need to check the spec of the NetBook adequate to run the programme. Also check there is enough RAM. sometimes net books are light on spec. You can leave it on your main computer, as you will need to use the dongle to activate the programme whenever you want to use it.

Good luck ring me if I can help
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to make sure that the program has not got something built into it to stop you copying the program alot of software has this so that you can't copy and give to other people . And you will/ maybe corrupt it

I would check with the software Company first

I had this problem with my designaknit program when I upgraded my PC AND MY ENGINEER was trying to do a backup disc in case things went wrong



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps I will have a rethink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't drag and drop the file or you will move the original you need to find where your digitising software usually program files and copy the whole folder to the same file on your netbook so the file path is exactely the same e.g. c:\windows\programefiles\..........

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadie, whatever you do just remember you have the original software on a disc, if it corrupts or move you still have the unadulterated original, if you are at all worried move your downloaded and digitised files to a stick for safe keeping until you have put it on to your netbook.

I drag and drop files often and so far they haven't moved but if you are concerned right click the files and copy, then paste to a stick. The only time a programme has moved is when I have right clicked and sent it to another location.
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