Computer Crashed/New Computer

NEW COMPUTER / COMPUTER CRASHED

How Do I get the program onto my new computer?

How do I get my league(s) out of my old computer and into my new computer?

How do I get the league file from the last Secretary onto my computer ?

The following instructions describe how to migrate BLS-2014 league data and settings to a new computer. They can also be used to restore from a catastrophic failure or a formatted or a replaced hard drive.

There are three basic steps to recovery:

A.Backup data and system files.

B.Installing or reinstalling BLS-2014.

C.Restoring league and system files.

Detailed Steps are below:

A. Backup league files to a Removable Media Device (Flash Drive).

1. Insert the flashdrive into the USB port on your computer.

2. Open BLS-2014 and go to Maintenance. If this section is not available, close the league. This will make this section available.

3. Click on Backup Leagues: This option backs up your league files.  

4.Click on the league file that you want to backup, then click on Backup at the top.

5. Click on OK and Continue, on the popup window reminding you to plug in the flash drive.

6. A window pops up the is labeled Select Backup Directory. In the window that says Save In, click on the black drop down arrow and clcik on the fliash drive that is in the list, then click on Save. The league file is now backed up to the flash drive.

Note: The above backups should be performed to backup media such as USB memory stick, flash drive or similar device. If backing up  to a CDROM/DVD, it is suggested to save the file to the desktop first and then copy the file to the CDROM/DVD.

B.Installing or reinstalling BLS-2014.

On the new computer, we recommend that the BLS-2014 Program Installer be downloaded from the CDE Software Website to ensure that the most current Program Version is installed. Go to www.cdesoftware.com, click on Downloads,

and click on the program that you wish to download, then scroll down a little and you will see the download button, Click on the button and the program will download to your computer. Then you need to register the program.

If you do not have your registration information, you can contact the CDE Software sales department at 800-767-8927.

If you initially ordered and received a CD-ROM disk for BLS-2014, the program can be installed using that disk on the new computer.

However, it would still be recommended that the current update be downloaded and installed from the CDE Software Website.

C.Restoring  league data, system files, local awards and common addresses.:

1.Open BLS-2014 and go to Maintenance. If this section is not available, close the league that you have open. This will take you back to where you see the MAintenance tab.

2. Click on Restore League.

3. A window pops up the is labeled Select File To Restore. In the window that says Look In, click on the black drop down arrow and clcik on the fliash drive that is in the list, then click on Open. Another window will pop up, asking where to restore files.

Just click OK, and the league will be restored to the correct loaction automatically.

4. At this point settings and leagues should be restored. Open league(s) per normal. Click on the File tab > open any league/copy old league > click on the league file that you want to open.

NOTE: If you have not ever backed up your league to a CD or a Flash Drive, you may still be able to get a copy of your league, to restore to the new computer. Before your computer crashed, have you ever;

Uploaded your league to Leaguesecretary.com? If so, you can download it from their website. The you do the Restore Function as described above.

Does the bowling center have the same software that you do? If so, they should have a copy of your league in their program. You can take the Flash Drive to them and ask them to backup the league, to the Flash Drive. Then you take the Flash Drive to your computer and do the Restore Function as described above.

Advice: This is a good reason for you to be backing up your league to a CD or a Flash Drive (removable media - something that will not be lost, when you next computer crashes).

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