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Installing Software from Discs without a CD/DVD Drive using a USB thumb drive
Posted by Lester Pearson Support, Last modified by Lester Pearson Support on 04 August 2015 03:07 PM

Using a different computer that is equipped with a CD/DVD drive, the files on the software CD can be copied onto a USB thumb drive and then transferred to the computer that has no CD/DVD drive. To use a USB thumb drive to install software on your notebook, follow the steps below.

Note: If the software is protected, copying of content may not be possible. 

Step 1: Copying files from CD/DVD

  1. Insert the software CD into a computer with CD/DVD drive.
  2. Open the CD/DVD drive.
  3. Select all files and folders, then right-click and select Copy.
    NOTE: If a window appears with a prompt stating "There are hidden files or folders. Would you like to include these in your selection?", click OK.
  4. Insert a USB thumb drive into a USB port on the computer that has a CD/DVD drive.
    If an AutoPlay window appears, click Open folder to view files and then select OK.
    If an AutoPlay window does not appear, open the USB thumb drive by clicking Start, Computer or My Computer, and then double-clicking the corresponding drive.
  5. Create a new folder on the USB thumb drive by right-clicking a blank area within the window and selecting New and then Folder. Name the new folder the name of the software.
  6. Double-click the new folder to open it. Right-click within the folder and select Paste.
  7. When the file transfer is complete, close the window and remove the USB thumb drive from the computer.

Step 2: Transfer files to Computer without CD/DVD drive using USB thumb drive

  1. Insert the USB thumb drive into a USB port on the computer that does not have a CD/DVD drive.
    If an AutoPlay window appears, click Open folder to view files and then select OK.
    If an AutoPlay window does not appear, open the USB thumb drive by clicking Start, Computer or My Computer, and then double-clicking the corresponding drive.
  2. Right-click the software folder and select Copy.
  3. Right-click on a blank area of the desktop and select Paste.
  4. When the file transfer is complete, double-click the software folder on the desktop to open it.
  5. Locate a launch file (example: Setup.exe, Start.exe, Install.exe, Start.exe, or similar.
  6. Double-click the file to open and follow the instructions on screen. 
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