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Windows 7: Reinstall programme without msi

03 Oct 2015   #1
JarrettFan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit service pack 1
 
 
Reinstall programme without msi

I want/need to do a clean reinstall of Windows 7 (tried 10 and it just isn't me). I currently have a very useful and valuable application installed for which I no longer have the installer package. It is legal and I do have the key. But I will not be able to reinstall this programme once I've done the clean OS reinstall. The software house no longer supports this programme and I have not been able to find another copy of it anywhere on the internet.

I have found this registry key which presumably relates to the programme in question:
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3881858240-96957817-3944641873-1001\Software\Collins
But it only has a load of user settings inside.

I was hoping that if I saved this registry entry and the entire folder structure and file contents for this programme that I could just neatly put everything back in place after the reinstall of OS. But this is probably just wishful thinking.

Could someone suggest what measures I should take to get my programme safely over to the new install of OS.

Thanks


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03 Oct 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If the program was downloaded possibly it's still in your downloads folder ?
Click start and downloads.

Also what is the programs name ?
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03 Oct 2015   #3
gobbetto

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

Program name is kinda essential .
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03 Oct 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Odd name
But have you looked in the programs menus Help/ About for the developers name....
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06 Oct 2015   #5
JarrettFan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit service pack 1
 
 
Reinstall programme without msi

Hello. Yes I have looked in Downloads and just about everywhere else, even under the bed. And the Help just directs me to a useless Collins site. The programme is Collings Concise English-French Dictionary. I have since managed, after much research, to find a new Collins enquiry site and have contacted them but still await a reply. Am I right to assume that without this installer there is no way of salvaging the programme for putting back after the clean OS install?
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06 Oct 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You need the installer to re install the program.

I find it hard to believe the program isn`t out there somewhere, you`re just not looking hard enough.

It`s all over google.

Collings Concise English-French Dictionary

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...nch+Dictionary
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