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Cd-rw with open office will not install on my laptop,

Copied open office from my pc from internet
D drive is not accessible, or not ready
music cd plays fine
laptop not connected to the internet

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I own microsoft office 2007 how can I download it onto my new hp mini110 which has no cd slot


"I have a netbook with no optical drive. How can I install Microsoft Office? A friend says I have to either buy Office as a download from Microsoft or get an illegal download - don't like either of those options. " Charles C from Iowa among many have asked this question.
There are several options for installing software onto a computer with no CD / DVD drive. We'll focus on Microsoft Office (as usual) but the same techniques can be used for almost any programs.
All these suggestion boil down to a simple truth - you can copy the contents of the Microsoft Office install disk to a folder which can be accessed from the netbook.
We have plenty of other netbooks on Office tips in our feature: Using Office on Netbook computers. Like this article, our feature was written on a netbook computer, so the advice is from hard personal experience.
Install disks are NOT that special There was a time when install disks were specially made so you could not copy them easily but those disks are rare these days. The installation files for Microsoft Office can be copied just like other files.
What really matters is the Product Key that's supplied with your purchase - it's that 25 character key which allows Microsoft Office to work normally. See What happens if your product key is stolen?
USB memory stick The easiest option is to copy the entire contents of the install CD to a USB memory stick or portable drive then plug that 'key' into the netbook.
Make a folder on the USB drive called, for example, Office 2007 Standard install.
Then copy the whole CD/DVD (sub-folders and all) with the root folder of the install disk copied to the new folder on the USB drive.
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Office install disk copied to folder on removable drive
When you plug the USB drive into the netbook, navigate to the install folder (ie what was the root folder of the original CD/DVD).
Double-click the setup program or right-click autorun and choose Install. This will start the install process just as it would from the CD/DVD.
Share a CD/DVD drive On a Windows network, any drive can be shared and 'seen' across the network by other authorized computers.
Go to the desktop computer, right-click on the CD/DVD drive and select Sharing (the exact menu wording depends on your version of Windows) then share the drive with appropriate permissions.
On the netbook computer, go to the Network option on the Start menu. Navigate to the desktop computer then the shared CD/DVD drive. You can then see the contents of the install disk, click on setup or autorun (as above) and the installation will begin.
Apple promoted a 'special' remote CD feature when they released the Macbook Air. It was hailed in many quarters as a wonderful innovation, despite the fact that Windows users have been able to do the same thing for years.
Copy to netbook across the network If setting up the CD/DVD as a network share doesn't suit, you can simply copy the install disk contents to a new folder on a desktop hard drive which is shared and accessible from the netbook.
On a Vista desktop machine the easiest option is copying to one of the 'Public' folders then make sure those folders are shared with the local network. The netbook computer can 'see' that shared folder on the desktop machine and you can install from there.
Alternatively, copy from the desktop CD/DVD to the netbook computer. Make some folders on the netbook shared with write permissions then open Explorer on the desktop computer navigate to the shared folders on the netbook. Copy the contents of the install CD/DVD from the desktop computer to the shared folder on the netbook. Install from the netbook folder.
Plug in a CD/DVD drive There are plenty of cheap USB CD/DVD drives available which you can buy to plug into your netbook. However, as you can see, there is usually no need because you can access an optical drive from a desktop computer via the local network.
Repairing Office In the olden days (ie a decade ago) if Microsoft Office had problems you'd have to dig out the install CD and reinstall.
For the last few versions of Office (Office 2007 and Office 2003 at least) that's rarely necessary. When Office is installed a copy of the key installation files is put in a hidden folder - if (when) Microsoft Office has a little nervy an auto-repair system should start and restore files from the source. Re-using the install disk is less common these days.

Article posted: Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Jun 17, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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How to install microsoft office in my laptop?


If you have MS Office CD, then just insert that in CD Drive.
Once drive is ready, Open it and look for the file named "Setup.exe".
Double click that file to begin installation.


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Mar 22, 2011 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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How to download ms office in pen drive?


If you need to download the software to install on a computer that lacks Internet access or you need to get a copy to install on a netbook without a CD drive, the easiest solution is to download it to a folder on your primary computer. Next click on the folder and select 'copy to', then select your flash drive as the location. The copied folder contains all the files needed for the install.
There is a more elaborate process, but that requires copying .IDEs and .DLLs.

Dec 30, 2010 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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I have a mini notebook and would like to install office 2007. I cannot install using a cd rom since there isn't one. is there another way I can do this?


Install it from a hard drive... or.. set your pc on a network then share the cd room on the other pc ot he network... run and install the application...

Dec 30, 2010 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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I have office home and student 2007 on CD how do i load this onto my netbook


You will need to have an external CD drive. Netbooks were designed compactly and the price lower to function more as internet devices than computers. The first option you have is to buy an external USB CD Drive (this is the first recommendation I make, you will need it in the future to look at movies, music cd's, etc and its a good investment ) A very good model that allows you to read and more importanty WRITE cd/dvd's is available at bestbuy for 65$ The link to it is http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Velocity+Micro+-+VMdrive+8x+External+USB+2.0+DVD-RW/CD-RW+Drive/9341107.p?id=1218087882490&skuId=9341107&st=USB CD Drive&contract_desc=null

You have a few work arounds that may work, depending on your technical skill If you have a flash drive and another desktop or laptop with CD drive, you can copy the contents of the CD onto the flash drive using Roxio CD copier and creating an image of the disk. You will need to use make data disk and make Image on your flash drive. The drive must be 8 gig in size or larger (Flash drive). YOu will need to then use flash drive in Netbook. Find the drive and setup file and run. If you are reusing the copy and it is still installed on another machine when you validate it will negate both copies assuming your copy is pirated. So you will need to make sure you have it uninstalled on other computer. You can also try connecting the netbook to your desktop/laptop with CD drive via Network cable. If you are using Windows Vista on both machines plugging in teh cable should do a self detect. The netbook should show up as a device in COMPUTER on your old machine. You can then insert the CD and try and change the install location from your old C: drive to the Netbook. The other option you have is to contact Microsoft directly. They can give you (email you a link) to a full downloadable version once they verify you have a valid license. You will just click on this link via your email on netbook and it will download the software directly to your Netbook. Go to this link and under Products section choose Email or Chat with Microsoft agent. Then tell them what you need and provide your license key in the email or chat for verification you have a licensed product. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/ContactDownloads

Jun 26, 2010 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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Asus pc900


You mean you don't have a DVD/CD ROM? you can have your disc copied to a USB and plug it to your Computer and Install the Software.

Oct 26, 2009 | Gateway 510H Pentium 2.4 GHz, 256MB RAM,...

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Panasonic toughbook cf-27 cd/rw drive


Hello,

www.Newegg.com is a great place to purchase this product. Nice laptop BTW...

Armymason

Feb 26, 2009 | Panasonic Toughbook 27 Notebook

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How to instal a cd rom/cd rw


Hello,

The easiest thing to do is transfer the setup files for you CD-R/RW onto flash media and install from that media inserted into your EEE notebook or copy it off and onto a folder on your EEE's hard drive.

If you do not have any flash media you will need to get some as this is the way to move files on and off your subNotebook until you're on your home network and can access shared folders or drives.

If you have a SSD, then I'd install from the flash media and save the space on your SSD.

After you have installed the external drive, attach the USB cable, or when prompted to do so. Then allow Windows to add new hardware and point it to your installation files on the hard drive or flash media.

This is a basic technique with subNotebooks that don't have a DVD/CD bay or floppy for that mattter.

The trend now is to establish flash media as the defacto storage media. When I was at Office Depot the other day, they had a fish bowl at the checkout filled with 1GB SD cards for pretty cheap, under 10 bucks. I have three 2GB cards I use just for this purpose.

Once you have your subNotebook on the Internet, you can add external devices and let Windows search the Internet for installation files. MS has a huge repository of installation files it can access too, those can be slightly out of date depending on just how new your external device is.

If you get stuck let me know with the details of what failed you and how. I'll help you get through this so you can get onto your wireless router. Then it will be a cake walk to access the external drive. Or you can enable Sharing on your PC's DVD drive and add that in your Network Places. Once you've done this you can access and install the media or any program from your Shared PC DVD drive.

Any questions? just use the comment box below to ask away.

Regards,
Worldvet

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Dvd cd writer does not detect disc in drive when i want to burn


Sometimes you need to have a burning software like nero or roxio, if you want to get music from an audio cd you can use rip by going to the windows media player but if not tell me what kind of software you are using for copying.

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