help saving programs before school re-imaging!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jcuesta, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. jcuesta macrumors newbie

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    hey my fellow mac users,

    signed up here hoping for some help and insight for something im worrying about. i start school in about 2 weeks and we have a laptop program going on there. i have just a reg old macbook i got last year and when we go back to school, they are re-imaging them with updates and new software? im not sure.

    but my question is, i have two specific programs that i've purchased (those being logic express and propellerheads recycle 2.1) and i've heard that when the tech people re-image our laptops, everything will be deleted off. how can i save/ prevent these programs from being deleted? do i need an external hard drive?

    any help would greatly be appreciated.

    thanks,
    jc
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    Can't you just reinstall them from the original discs that the software came on when you purchased them?
     
  3. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    Wow, most schools make sure you have certain software so you are on the same page as everyone else, but I have never heard of a school imaging everyone's discs. Yeah, you'll just have to reinstall from your program discs. That is bizarre, though.
     
  4. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    do they belong to the school? the laptops that is. if so, thats a nice soundin school.

    and also, cant u just reinstall off the DVD? (assuming you didn't download it)
     
  5. jcuesta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^^ Yeah, I have no idea why they have to re-image as well.

    The program was just introduced last year so they gave you an option to either purchase your laptop or lease it for the school year. I purchased mine so I get to keep it over the summer heh. But I suppose I'll just re-install the disks, I was just hoping to keep them on the laptop or transfer it somewhere else (external drive) or something.
     
  6. mooso macrumors newbie

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    imaging

    does anyone know EXACTLY what sets off the school imaged computer? because mine has already failed and i lost quite a bit and i had downloaded a lot of stuff including apps that interfere with the os. i just want to know precisely what i can do or download and what i cannot
     

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