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Installing Microsoft Office using CD on a laptop with no CD/DVD drve

Tubes 50 October 7, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Any idea on how to install Microsoft Office from a CD on a Windows 7 based laptop with no cd/dvd drive? I do not want to purchase a drive and already have the Office CD. Thanks!

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duplicate.. removed
Last edited by Tubes October 10, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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pretty simple if you have another PC in the home. Just share the CD/DVD drive out and put the CD or DVD in drive. If you have a thumb drive you could copy the entire contents of the CD/DVD to the thumb drive.
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Any idea on how to install Microsoft Office from a CD on a Windows 7 based laptop with no cd/dvd drive? I do not want to purchase a drive and already have the Office CD. Thanks!
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If you do not see Office 2010 in the Windows Start menu you need to download the software.
Locate your 25-character Product Key found in your product package or confirmation email. You must have a valid, activated Office 2010 Product Key to install and activate your downloaded software.
Go to www.office.com/downloadoffice
Click Download
When prompted, enter your 25-character Product Key and select your product language.
Choose to download the software for free or order a DVD for a fee.
When prompted, enter your Windows Live ID or create a new Windows Live ID account.
Once you complete the process you will be presented with a link to download your software. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the download if you prefer to wait and download at a later time.
When prompted, click Download now to start the download process.
Save the file to your desktop. Do not change the file name.
Once downloaded to your computer, double-click the file icon on your desktop to install your software.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us...28496.aspx
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As the influencer mentioned, the easiest way is to put the Office CD into any other computer and copy the contents to a thumb drive, or any external hard drive, and then hook it up to your laptop to install it.
There will be a file called "Set up". You double click on it and the rest is history.
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Have you considered merely copying the contents of the CD to a flash drive and installing it from the flash drive? Or copy the contents from the flash drive to the PC and installing locally?

Doh Rocky beat me to it.
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As the influencer mentioned, the easiest way is to put the Office CD into any other computer and copy the contents to a thumb drive, or any external hard drive, and then hook it up to your laptop to install it.
There will be a file called "Set up". You double click on it and the rest is history.
this should work
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Download the installer from digitalriver or use a shared cd rom over the network
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Thanks for the input guys! I'm not sure if I have a big enough flash drive but I'll give that a try for future reference. Nice helpful link daniel, thanks!
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Thanks for the input guys! I'm not sure if I have a big enough flash drive but I'll give that a try for future reference. Nice helpful link daniel, thanks!
Like another person mentioned, you could copy it in parts over to a local folder on your laptop.
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