Install MS office from dvd without dvd drive

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xev
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Install MS office from dvd without dvd drive

Post by xev » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:54 am

HI all, i have a legit copy of ms office that i need to install on a laptop without a dvd drive. the stores near me dont have an external drive.
How can i copy the files over from the dvd to a usb drive and install them?
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Re: Install MS office from dvd without dvd drive

Post by lodestar » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:03 pm

Probably easier to just copy the DVD to the USB key, copy from the USB to the hard drive on the laptop and then install as normal from the laptop hard drive. By definition a DVD is less than 5Gb so a cheap 8Gb USB drive will be enough to do it.

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Re: Install MS office from dvd without dvd drive

Post by xev » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:40 pm

lodestar wrote:Probably easier to just copy the DVD to the USB key, copy from the USB to the hard drive on the laptop and then install as normal from the laptop hard drive. By definition a DVD is less than 5Gb so a cheap 8Gb USB drive will be enough to do it.
Thanks i totally missed that i can just copy the install files to a usb. I thought it would be copy protected.
Install took about 8 mins and didnt even ask for the key
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