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QUESTION: Hi Carolyn! Thank you for taking your time to answer questions and help others with computer issues.

I realize this is not a Computer Security question but I did not know where to ask.I downloaded Publisher as an Electronic Software Download.......how do I save it to a disc or an external harddrive for future installations? Say in the event of a computer crash........

Thank you very much!!!

ANSWER: Could you give me more information, please? What operating system are you using? Are you perhaps asking about the free version of Microsoft Publisher?

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QUESTION: I am sorry.....should have included more information. I am running Windows 7. I purchased Microsoft Publisher as an electronic download from Walmart. I like having a CD to re-install from in the event my computer crashes, etc.

Thank you!!!

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There is a very slight possibility that the installation files are in your Downloads folder. Look for a file or directory dated the day you download-installed this program.

Normally, however, these sorts of Windows installations place files in the C:> Windows >Temp folder. Look for a file or directory dated the day you download-installed this program. Unfortunately, some installation programs delete their files when done.

If neither of these locations has these files, contact technical support at Misrosoft. For a small fee, they often will provide the installation program on CD.

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Carolyn Meinel

Expertise

I cover Windows, Linux, TCP/IP and Ethernet security questions. I do not cover Mac, smart phones, or other networking issues.

Experience

Books by Carolyn Meinel: wrote a chapter for The Hacking of America book (see http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1567204600/happyhacker) My article Code Red for the Web for Scientific American was reprinted in the book Best American Science Writing 2002 (see http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060936509/happyhacker). My book The Happy Hacker: A Guide to Mostly Harmless Hacking is now in 4th edition with a Japanese edition (see http://happyhacker.org/hhbook/).

Organizations
IEEE, AAAS

Publications
See a list with some online links at http://cmeinel.com

Education/Credentials
MS, Industrial Engineering, The University of Arizona Took a course in computer forensics at the University of Texas at Austin/

Past/Present Clients
DARPA, SAIC, Palmer Labs

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