Good morning Tom's Hardware. I am having some issues with my work laptop. For reasons unbeknownst to me it seems that more and more often I am losing what I have worked on. It is a 2002 custom build Dell laptop that I use nearly every day. As much as I would love to simply buy a new laptop, I don't believe I can (or at least it wont do any good). Reason being that the program I use to do earthwork estimates with is very expensive. We had put $30K into the software on this laptop back in the day when we had it built and that was supposed to have is set for life. It was supposed to be okay if we changed laptops because we had bought a lifetime software of our Quest program. However over the years Quest has been bought out and we can not get another activation key. I need a way to move everything from this '02 Dell to a new laptop. I have no idea how these programs work, weather they are tied to the motherboard or what. I still have the earthwork program but am prompted that my serial key is no longer valid when attempting to install it on a new laptop. Is there any way to take a new laptop and make it think its my '02 Dell? Or if anyone knows what else I can do I would be gracious to hear it!! Thanks in advance!