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I have a 5 disk backup of a server made several years ago in tk2 format. The computer is long gone and all I have is the 5 Cd's. Can anyone direct me on how to restore the backup?

 

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Hopefully, along with the 5 CDs, you have a bootable Take Two restore diskette which will allow you to boot up and start the restore.

 

If you do not have that diskette, then you could load up or find a PC with Windows 98/ME/2000, install Take Two and create your diskette and restore from that point, or if you have such a setup, you could then connect the drive you want to restore to that PC, and install from Take Two running in Windows.

 

Or, if you only want particular files, you can open the file set using T2 and copy what files you need at that point.

 

Do any of those situations exist for you? If not, let us know, there's one more option we can explore.

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Basically, we'll need to get you set up with a bootable diskette with the restore program. I've sent you a PM (private message). If you'd reply to that, we'll see if we can get you going.

 

I saw your message about the bootable diskette for Tk2. I have the same problem - an old 2-cd backup made with Take Two in 1999. A few years ago I discarded all but a few of my floppy disks, so I don't have the Take Two program anymore. I have recovered one of my computers from that era that was upgraded to XP home, and I have my Win98 install disks - so I can probably set the computer up to dual boot to get to Win98. Is it still possible to get a bootable Tk2 diskette from you?

 

Thanks, Lester las-cra at comcast dot net

 

PS I think my last version of Take Two came as part of Roxio Easy CD Creator 4. Is that the right version for 1999? (There is an outside chance I might be able to locate a copy of that, if it would do the job.)

 

 

 

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I saw your message about the bootable diskette for Tk2. I have the same problem - an old 2-cd backup made with Take Two in 1999. A few years ago I discarded all but a few of my floppy disks, so I don't have the Take Two program anymore. I have recovered one of my computers from that era that was upgraded to XP home, and I have my Win98 install disks - so I can probably set the computer up to dual boot to get to Win98. Is it still possible to get a bootable Tk2 diskette from you?

 

Thanks, Lester

 

PS I think my last version of Take Two came as part of Roxio Easy CD Creator 4. Is that the right version for 1999? (There is an outside chance I might be able to locate a copy of that, if it would do the job.)

Yes, if you can dual-boot to Win 98, then you can install Take Two from your ECDC 4 disc and you should then be able to access the files directly after starting Take Two. You won't even need the bootable diskette at that point unless you want to do a real restore. But with Take Two installed, you can "explore" the backup just like using Windows Explorer, and copy files out of the backup.

 

Hope that helps!

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Yes, if you can dual-boot to Win 98, then you can install Take Two from your ECDC 4 disc and you should then be able to access the files directly after starting Take Two. You won't even need the bootable diskette at that point unless you want to do a real restore. But with Take Two installed, you can "explore" the backup just like using Windows Explorer, and copy files out of the backup.

 

Hope that helps!

 

I have a simular problem. Many years ago (mid 2000, Win2K era) I had a old videomovie backed up on 3 CD's with Take Two. Now the original movie is damaged/unreadable and the original CD's from Roxio are lost in time, so I can't reinstall Take Two. The backup CD's are undamaged (tried to copy them to the HDD and they are OK). How can I restore the old video movie now? My late father is on it so I'm desperate trying to restore that videofile. Who can help me to get TakeTwo on my system (I do have a Win2k system available). Thanks a lot!

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I have a simular problem. Many years ago (mid 2000, Win2K era) I had a old videomovie backed up on 3 CD's with Take Two. Now the original movie is damaged/unreadable and the original CD's from Roxio are lost in time, so I can't reinstall Take Two. The backup CD's are undamaged (tried to copy them to the HDD and they are OK). How can I restore the old video movie now? My late father is on it so I'm desperate trying to restore that videofile. Who can help me to get TakeTwo on my system (I do have a Win2k system available). Thanks a lot!

 

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Basically, we'll need to get you set up with a bootable diskette with the restore program. I've sent you a PM (private message). If you'd reply to that, we'll see if we can get you going.

Can you help me? I am in the same position with two backup disks of important data and no Ver 5 Platinum program disks. I do have an old vwersion of Win 98 that I could install as a dual boot. What are the steps and what do I need to complete the task?

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Hi. Similar position as those above. Two multi-disk backups I am hoping to restore. I do not have a computer with an older OS . .just windows 7 or vista.

 

It sounds like there is an option that might work for me based on the above dialogue.

 

Thanks!

 

Bill/Cajbo

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Hi. Similar position as those above. Two multi-disk backups I am hoping to restore. I do not have a computer with an older OS . .just windows 7 or vista.

 

It sounds like there is an option that might work for me based on the above dialogue.

 

Thanks!

 

Bill/Cajbo

We need to define what you mean by "restore". Do you want to actually restore the image to a HD? Or do you want to open the image to access the files within it.

 

To actually restore the image, you'll need a drive that you can overwrite (or with a suitable partition that you can overwrite). As for opening the image to access the files, you need to have a system with Take Two actually installed. I'd be pretty sure you can't do that with Windows 7.

 

So, tell us a bit more about what you want to do.

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Hi. Sorry for the delay in responding. I would prefer to have access to the files. I could also restore the image to blank hard drive if I could use an external drive.

 

thanks!

 

 

 

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It sounds like there is an option that might work for me based on the above dialogue.

 

Thanks!

 

Bill/Cajbo<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

We need to define what you mean by "restore". Do you want to actually restore the image to a HD? Or do you want to open the image to access the files within it.

 

To actually restore the image, you'll need a drive that you can overwrite (or with a suitable partition that you can overwrite). As for opening the image to access the files, you need to have a system with Take Two actually installed. I'd be pretty sure you can't do that with Windows 7.

 

So, tell us a bit more about what you want to do.

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Hi. Sorry for the delay in responding. I would prefer to have access to the files. I could also restore the image to blank hard drive if I could use an external drive.

 

thanks!

 

 

Well, without an older system that you can install Take Two on, you're pretty much left with the only option of restoring the image to a HD. Here's the kicker, the Restore program, runs in DOS. To be honest, I never considered or tried running it in a command prompt, so I have no clue whether that would work. If it did, then you might be able to access an external drive and restore to that. If not, then you'll have trouble accessing an external drive booted from DOS which doesn't support USB, (unless the BIOS in your system does a good job of masking the USB interface).

 

If you have to boot from DOS (either a real MS-DOS or FreeDOS disc/diskette) then you may have to install the drive you want to use into your system, and it'll need to be formatted for FAT or FAT32 since DOS doesn't can't access NTFS.

 

None of these problems are insurmountable, or even all the hard to get around.

 

Do you have the Restore.exe program on a diskette?

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