software issue

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by sbb155, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    If I buy a used mac on ebay that has a lot of software on it, but not the original disks (because they were lost :) ) and I need to re-install the OS or wipe the hard rive, how can I save these apps? Can they be dragged and dropped to a firewire drive and then reinstalled one the computer is reset with a clean OS install? How can I do this?

    I am a PC user, and this cant be done on a pc. Is it possible on a mac?
  2. Cybernanga macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2004
    Essex, United Kingdom
    It depends on the application, some apps you can, some you can't.

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