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Author Topic: Transfer disk contents to flash drive and load?  (Read 769 times)
K3GM
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« on: August 26, 2009, 04:28:27 PM »

I just got a little netbook to run GPS and amateur radio related software while mobile.  I plan to log and to run PSK31. Netbooks don't have optical drives.  That's the price you pay for size.  I could  get an external drive, but here's what I'm wondering:

Using another PC, and assuming I have a original software CD (ie. Micosoft's Streets and Trips), is it possible to transfer the disk image to a flash drive, and load the software from there?
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NQ0M
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 09:39:36 PM »

Most of the time, yes it is possible.  Just copy the contents of the CD onto the flash drive, move it to your netbook, and double-click the install.exe file.  The installer *should* find everything it needs just fine.
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WB9URN
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 07:31:46 PM »

Does the new notebook have a network card, or facility for one?
If yes, you could run the setup over the NIC.
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K3GM
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 04:59:01 AM »

It does, Allen.  I hadn't thought of that; thanks.  I tried copying the CD image to a flash drive and then plug that into the USB port onthe netbook, and that worked great.  Hopefully, I can do that with all software CD's.
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