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Combo Package Upgrades

We get regular emails from customers who have bought a Combo package in the past (SuperCombo, NumisCombo, etc.)
asking how they can upgrade to the latest versions of the software in their combo.

We will always give a decent discount to Combo owners to upgrade, please email sales@libertystreet.com and mention which programs you have in your purchased Combo and whether you want to receive the upgrades in Download or DVD/CD formats.

Clone Your Old Hard Drive

There is not a day that goes by where we don’t have a customer or 2 emailing us about a hard drive crash.    They are going through the tedious process of re-installing all their software..so we get an email to re-send download and activation details.

A few months back I took our main development machine in to the computer shop, it was incredibly slow and would often freeze for minutes at a time.

The technician there was an old-school computer tech, reminded me of the tech guys when I worked in computer stores in the 80s.  We were chatting and he told me his “hobby” is to write HTML code using NOTEPAD.   Anyways, he told me my hard drive was probably going to fail soon.

He then gave me some great advice.  Using a program called Acronis TrueImage Home you can basically duplicate your hard drive.    What you need is the CD copy of the software and a new internal hard drive.  I bought a new one for $65 that had twice the storage as my current hard drive.    You then attach the 2nd drive to your computer..boot up with the Acronis CD and follow the steps to duplicate the drive.

So now I have a brand new hard drive in the same development machine that works faster and has more storage than the previous one.

Here is a link to a site that describes the steps necessary.  If you are not technically gifted, go to a computer store and pay them to do this.

So if you have an older machine and the hard drive is getting on in years.  I strongly urge you to consider cloning your drive.

There is not a day that goes by where we don’t have a customer or 2 emailing us about a hard drive crash.    They are going through the tedious process of re-installing all their software..so we get an email to re-send download and activation details.

A few months back I took our main development machine in to the computer shop, it was incredibly slow and would often freeze for minutes at a time.

The technician there was an old-school computer tech, reminded me of the tech guys when I worked in computer stores in the 80s.  We were chatting an he told me his “hobby” is to write HTML code using NOTEPAD.   Anyways, he told me my hard drive was probably going to fail soon.

He then gave me some great advice.  Using a program called Acronis TrueImage Home you can basically duplicate your hard drive.    What you need is the CD copy of the software and a new internal hard drive.  I bought a new one for $65 that had twice the storage as my current hard drive.    You then attach the 2nd drive to your computer..boot up with the Acronis CD and follow the steps to duplicate the drive.

So now I have a brand new hard drive in the same development machine that works faster and has more storage than the previous one.

Here is a link to a site that describes the steps necessary.  If you are not technically gifted, go to a computer store and pay them to do this.

So if you have an older machine and the hard drive is getting on in years.  I strongly urge you to consider cloning your drive.

http://www.whatsabyte.com/P1/Acronis_Cloning_Review.html