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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 03:25:57 PM »
Thank you david, is this the file that I have to back up and if so, how do I go about that?

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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 03:30:22 PM »
I see that you now have more than 20 posts which will permit you to update your profile to include signature information.

Go to PROFILE then Modify Profile then Forum Profile Information then Please select your country: then Signature: and put information about your system just like my signature about your system just like my signature so that the helpers can offer pertinent advice.

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avast! 5.x: Inserting the license file into avast! Internet Security
http://support.avast.com/index.php?languageid=1&group=eng&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=476

Sorry YoKenny, I totally missed this reply. will do as you ask now.

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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 03:39:43 PM »
Thank you david, is this the file that I have to back up and if so, how do I go about that?

From your email you need to save License.avastlic to the Documents Folder for safe keeping then you can use use the instuctions at:
http://support.avast.com/index.php?languageid=1&group=eng&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=476 
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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 03:51:48 PM »
you need to save License.avastlic


What is this and how would I recognise it?

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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2010, 03:56:46 PM »
What is this and how would I recognise it?
This is the avast license file. It is recognized by avast antivirus if you double click the file.
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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2010, 03:58:59 PM »
From my XP Pro system.

I double click on the file as the insert dialog opens up.
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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2010, 04:04:52 PM »
Thank you david, is this the file that I have to back up and if so, how do I go about that?

From your email you need to save License.avastlic to the Documents Folder for safe keeping then you can use use the instuctions at:
http://support.avast.com/index.php?languageid=1&group=eng&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=476 
The link takes me to a site showing how to insert the licence. The e-mail is asking me to back the file up.  I know where it is now but dont know how to back it up.

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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2010, 04:33:28 PM »
The link takes me to a site showing how to insert the licence. The e-mail is asking me to back the file up.  I know where it is now but dont know how to back it up.

You have backed it up as it is on your hard drive in the location that you saved it.

You could save it to a Flash Drive for further safe keeping.
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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2010, 04:52:08 PM »
Thank you YoKenny, its just been backed up on a dvd. The e-mail advises:

"and also make a separate backup copy of it, e.g. on a CD or USB flash disc in case of hard drive failure. This file is needed to activate your avast"

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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2010, 04:55:34 PM »
The link takes me to a site showing how to insert the licence. The e-mail is asking me to back the file up.  I know where it is now but dont know how to back it up.

Backing it up it just making a copy of it (saving it) outside of the email on your hard disk.
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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 06:32:10 PM »
Backing it up it just making a copy of it (saving it) outside of the email on your hard disk.
??? in case of hard drive failure ???
 ??? outside of the email on your hard disk ???

Hard discs are totally beyond me David.

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« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2010, 07:12:45 PM »
The hard disk is where your OS and all your programs and data are stored. It is usually abbreviated to HDD Hard Disk Drive, so it is just the same as the hard drive term they are using.
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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2010, 07:13:53 PM »
Hard discs are totally beyond me David.

Hard disks rarely fail but when they do it usually is a disaster you do not want to have.  :o

How Hard Disks Work
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http://www.ehow.com/how_2019969_flash-store-data.html
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Re: Backing Up a File
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2010, 12:02:00 AM »
Hard discs are totally beyond me David.

Hard disks rarely fail but when they do it usually is a disaster you do not want to have.  :o

How Hard Disks Work
http://www.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm......... when i clicked on this one I was asked if i wanted to download something and I declined

How to Use a Flash Drive to Store Data

http://www.ehow.com/how_2019969_flash-store-data.html

Thank you for the Flash drive link YoKenny - superb!