If in the unlikely / unfortunate situation that you have to reinstall software, thetechangel.com recommends that you keep all of your software together.
Software such as:-
- Windows installation disks (or sometimes know are “Product Recovery Disk”)
- Microsoft Office
- Antivirus software
- Driver installation
- Printer installation
- Any other peripherals
Also, if your software comes with unique installation keys (normally found on the manual, the product, or on the CD cover sleeve) please keep these too. Without these keys you cannot reinstall some software, so it is really essential that you keep the CDs with their specific keys. The keys are groups of seemingly random letters and numbers that are very clearly labelled.
Needless to say
Don’t keep them in a place where they can get damaged or stretched.