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Sandeleh
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Install software from CD on laptop with no CD drive

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15dw-2xxx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

New laptop doesn't have a CD drive.  How do install my software that's on CDs? I'm not interested in Office365 - I have Office 2019 on a CD.  And other, older software that I want to continue using.

Running Win19Home on a 15dw-2xxx with a wifi "network"

 

Thanks

 

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banhien
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@Sandeleh 

 

There are few ways.

 

1. The simplest way is to use an external Optical Drive, they are very cheap now.

                   https://www.target.com/s/external+portable+cd+drive

 

2. Use virtual disc drive: you have to create ISO file from the CD that means you need an ODD from different computer. With ISO file, you can mount is as ODD

 

                mount.png

 

At the end of the day, you definitely need an ODD therefore option 1 is the way to go.

 

Regards.

 

 

 

BH
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