I have downloaded a couple of programs from the internet and paid the respective companies for the full versions, I have kept the install icons on my desktop, but am sending the hard-drive back to the company I bought it from as it is starting to fail, I would like toknow if someone can tell me how to save the programs to floppy disc, so that when I get it back I don't have to download every thing again, any advise would be greatly appreciated.
no, I don't have the extra cd-rw yet, I do have the space to have 1 put in and will do that at a later date, the programs:- one is coppernic - search engines, and the other is a game called christmas passage, which was downloadable in 3 parts, if you haven't heard of it, it is like a board game with tiles (I suppose like scrabble, but with pictures).
Do you have the programs you downloaded saved on your PC? If so, check their size (right click and choose properties). If they are less than 1.4mb, then you can drag and drop them onto the floppy as I described above.
If more than 1.4mb, then tell us and you will get a variety of explanations.
Do the icons have arrows on them, bottom left. If so they are shortcuts. If so right click and select Properties. The Target box will show you where the actual installation programs are.
You will need to use Winzip click here as stated earlier so that you can span them to fill a number of floppies.
Start Winzip, click on New,in the dialog box that pops up direct it to your floppy drive (with a formatted disk in the drive) and enter a file name, then on the next dialog point it to the location of the installation program and make sure that "Miltiple disk spanning" is set to Automatic.
Keep feeding floppy disks when asked and be sure to label them in sequence, 1, 2, 3 etc.