How can I install Microsoft Office if I have the CD but my computer does not have a CD drive?

by on August 12, 2011

Q: I have a Dell Inspiron Duo laptop and need to install microsoft office. I previously purchased Microsoft Office Home and Studunt 2007 and have the disks etc. My laptop, however, does not have a CD drive, so I am unable to use them to set-up the software on my new computer.How can I set up Microsoft office with the software I already have without a CD drive?


One Response to “How can I install Microsoft Office if I have the CD but my computer does not have a CD drive?”
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    You can either buy an external CD/DVD drive like one of these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135217
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151231

    Or use another computer to copy the contents of the installation CD to a USB thumb drive and then install from there.

    I’d suggest just picking up an external CD/DVD drive.