saving Topaz legacy filters on a separate disc for later use?

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Lynn876
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Re: It CAN'T be done!

Glen Barrington wrote:

Lynn876 wrote:

Patco wrote:

Lynn876 wrote:

Billiam29 wrote:

Topaz has a “Legacy Products” page where you can download the standard installers for their older classic plugin products.

https://help.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001521092

To state the obvious, these downloads are by no means updates to "current standards." Just whatever the final versions were of the older products before they were superseded or Topaz stopped supporting them.

Thanks, Yes, I know, but I'd like to save the entire programs on a separate disc for re-installation in case they take that page down in the future.

The program installation files on the page linked by Billiam are what you will need to reinstall the Topaz plugins (along with your keys/serial numbers) in the event you reinstall Windows or set up a new computer.
I save all the install files for every purchased or freeware program I've downloaded and they are included in my regular backups, making for a simple and convenient reinstall when needed.

Yes, I know, but I'd like to save the entire programs on a separate disc for re-installation in case they take that page down in the future. Looking to see if anyone knows how to do that.

But given Topaz's past performance, I suspect the likelihood of them doing what you fear would come about is small.

Those programs and the related page take up VERY little space in their corporate storage requirements and require almost no effort to maintain. I suspect even the Topaz CEO could do that much in 15 minutes or less on a Sunday during a half-time show. (though in my experience with ex-techie CEOs, somebody would have to quietly check the quality of his work.)

The loss of customer goodwill would be far more costly than the cost of maintaining the legacy distribution infrastructure. In my eyes, they shouldn't/wouldn't get rid of them unless technology has advanced so much that allowing users to DL and install is more problematic than useful to consumers. If that were the case you would be unlikely to want it anyway.

Well, that depends on whether or not windows ditches it's compatibility mode in the future for specific programs. At any rate, I'd rather have them. They don't take up much space and it's very possible I may not be able to afford the replacements' upgrades in the future. I have to reinstall all of them right now anyway, so might as well try installing to a separate disk as well.

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