How do i install internet ti sylvania mini note book
There are three basic solutions for installing software on a netbook
without an optical drive:
1. Share the Disc Over a Network
Required: A network, and a PC with an optical drive
This solution essentially shares the optical drive in one PC over a
network to your Netbook.
For most this is the easiest method because most users these days have a
network readily available, and assuming there's a network there's
likely a PC with an optical drive connected to it.
First you need to load the CD/DVD into the optical drive in the PC. Now
go to My Computer and right click on the drive with the loaded media,
click properties, navigate to the Sharing tab (note if you haven't done
this before it may give you a warning that you shouldn't do this unless
you know what you're doing, click the message to continue). Check the
Share this folder on the network box, give it a name of your choice and
From this point forward any computer on your network will be able to
access the shared drive. If this is a problem be sure to follow the
steps above and uncheck Share this folder on the network, to take it
Now, make sure your Netbook is connected to the network (this works
wirelessly or through ethernet wired connection). Access My Network Places,
and click Add A Network Place, use the wizard to add the optical drive
you selected to share.
Now that it is shared you should be able to access it from My Network
Places at any time (when your Netbook is connected to the network), and
it should automatically refresh if you switch the CD, if it doesn't do a
right-click, and hit refresh and the files should update. If you are
trying to install software and are used to auto-run, double click the
Setup.exe file or similar to begin installation.
2. Use an External Optical Drive (can be a bootable disc)
Required: External optical drive
External optical drives are the easiest way to use CD/DVD media and
install software to your Netbook. It is however the most expensive
External drives are very simple; just plug it into an available USB
port. Your Netbook will automatically detect the drive and simply add it
to My Computer just like a built in drive. Some drives will even run
power through the USB, while this makes them more mobile it eats up your
Netbook's battery faster, if that is a problem other external drives do
require a power outlet for use but should not drain your battery.
3. Create an Image (not bootable)
Required: Image making software (like Alcohol 120% or VirtualDrive),
image emulation software (Alcohol 120% includes one, Dameon Tools
is another, or Power Iso), access to a computer with an optical drive,
and a method to transfer a large file from that computer to your Tablet
You will need to use your particular software User-Guide for most of
this process. What you do essentially is use software to create an exact
copy of the CD in the form of a file (normally a .iso) that has to be
read by an optical drive emulator which then can access the CD as if it
were being read by a real optical drive. The biggest disadvantage to
this method is that CDs can run around 700mbs, DVDs around 4gbs...
transferring files of that size, even over fast networks, can be
tedious. A benefit however is you can carry important CDs (as files)
with you as you go, so for example if you need to install Microsoft Word content to
use some feature while your in a meeting, you can do so without having
the physical CD with you... This however of course requires heavy disk
space since the CD file tends to be around 700mbs.
Hope this helps.
Dec 28, 2010 |