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Downloading Home & Student to new netbook

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by alliec, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. alliec

    alliec Flightless Bird

    Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have just
    bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I only have
    it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I don't
    know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of putting
    the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.

    Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    3) Copy the cd to memory stick

    "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    > just
    > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I only
    > have
    > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    > don't
    > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    > putting
    > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    >
    > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!
     
  3. SueZ

    SueZ Flightless Bird

    There's no way to download it directly from the site? I'm in the same
    situation. I also don't want to buy an external CD drive, as I already have a
    regular laptop.

    "DL" wrote:

    > 1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    > 2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    > 3) Copy the cd to memory stick
    >
    > "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    > > just
    > > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I only
    > > have
    > > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    > > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    > > don't
    > > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    > > putting
    > > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    > >
    > > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!

    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    No.
    "SueZ" <SueZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8D954688-A4E2-4BE3-A6A9-D0FA999EF3CF@microsoft.com...
    : There's no way to download it directly from the site? I'm in the same
    : situation. I also don't want to buy an external CD drive, as I already
    have a
    : regular laptop.
    :
    : "DL" wrote:
    :
    : > 1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    : > 2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    : > 3) Copy the cd to memory stick
    : >
    : > "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    : > news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    : > > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    : > > just
    : > > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I
    only
    : > > have
    : > > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    : > > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    : > > don't
    : > > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    : > > putting
    : > > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    : > >
    : > > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!
    : >
    : >
    : > .
    : >
     
  5. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <8D954688-A4E2-4BE3-A6A9-D0FA999EF3CF@microsoft.com>, SueZ wrote:
    > There's no way to download it directly from the site? I'm in the same
    > situation. I also don't want to buy an external CD drive, as I already have a
    > regular laptop.


    No download. Sorry.

    You'll have the same or similar problems with any other software that you can't
    download.

    For 20 bucks or less, you can get an 8gb usb drive and solve the problem for
    good AND have a handy way of moving other data between your netbook and laptop.



    >
    > "DL" wrote:
    >
    > > 1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    > > 2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    > > 3) Copy the cd to memory stick
    > >
    > > "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    > > > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    > > > just
    > > > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I only
    > > > have
    > > > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    > > > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    > > > don't
    > > > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    > > > putting
    > > > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    > > >
    > > > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!

    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  6. SueZ

    SueZ Flightless Bird

    How do you copy the CD to an external harddrive, in a way that preserves the
    launching features, so that I can load it that way? Is it really as simple
    and dragging and dropping all the files?

    "Tom Willett" wrote:

    > No.
    > "SueZ" <SueZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8D954688-A4E2-4BE3-A6A9-D0FA999EF3CF@microsoft.com...
    > : There's no way to download it directly from the site? I'm in the same
    > : situation. I also don't want to buy an external CD drive, as I already
    > have a
    > : regular laptop.
    > :
    > : "DL" wrote:
    > :
    > : > 1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    > : > 2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    > : > 3) Copy the cd to memory stick
    > : >
    > : > "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > : > news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    > : > > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    > : > > just
    > : > > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I
    > only
    > : > > have
    > : > > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    > : > > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    > : > > don't
    > : > > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    > : > > putting
    > : > > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    > : > >
    > : > > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!
    > : >
    > : >
    > : > .
    > : >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. SueZ

    SueZ Flightless Bird

    Can I use an external harddrive to load the package onto the netbook? Is it
    just as simple as dragging and dropping all the folders from the CD to the
    pocket drive and then once again moving it to the netbook? Will it launch
    properly?

    "Tom Willett" wrote:

    > No.
    > "SueZ" <SueZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8D954688-A4E2-4BE3-A6A9-D0FA999EF3CF@microsoft.com...
    > : There's no way to download it directly from the site? I'm in the same
    > : situation. I also don't want to buy an external CD drive, as I already
    > have a
    > : regular laptop.
    > :
    > : "DL" wrote:
    > :
    > : > 1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    > : > 2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    > : > 3) Copy the cd to memory stick
    > : >
    > : > "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > : > news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    > : > > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    > : > > just
    > : > > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I
    > only
    > : > > have
    > : > > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    > : > > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    > : > > don't
    > : > > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    > : > > putting
    > : > > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    > : > >
    > : > > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!
    > : >
    > : >
    > : > .
    > : >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  8. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <3210953E-B4EE-471B-A412-99D40D320830@microsoft.com>, SueZ wrote:
    > How do you copy the CD to an external harddrive, in a way that preserves the
    > launching features, so that I can load it that way?


    You probably can't but it doesn't matter. There'll be a program named SETUP.EXE
    or the like in the root directory of the CD/DVD. Start that from wherever it
    lands on the external and it should work.

    > Is it really as simple
    > and dragging and dropping all the files?


    Pretty much so, though you might want to drag them into a folder on your
    external ... call it Office2007 or whatever.

    >
    > "Tom Willett" wrote:
    >
    > > No.
    > > "SueZ" <SueZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:8D954688-A4E2-4BE3-A6A9-D0FA999EF3CF@microsoft.com...
    > > : There's no way to download it directly from the site? I'm in the same
    > > : situation. I also don't want to buy an external CD drive, as I already
    > > have a
    > > : regular laptop.
    > > :
    > > : "DL" wrote:
    > > :
    > > : > 1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    > > : > 2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    > > : > 3) Copy the cd to memory stick
    > > : >
    > > : > "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > : > news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    > > : > > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    > > : > > just
    > > : > > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I
    > > only
    > > : > > have
    > > : > > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    > > : > > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    > > : > > don't
    > > : > > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    > > : > > putting
    > > : > > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    > > : > >
    > > : > > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!
    > > : >
    > > : >
    > > : > .
    > > : >
    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  9. alliec

    alliec Flightless Bird

    Thankyou Steve, will give this a go.

    Although I am a little cranky at the salesperson where I bought the netbook
    because he told me I would be able to download it using my product key...

    "Steve Rindsberg" wrote:

    > In article <8D954688-A4E2-4BE3-A6A9-D0FA999EF3CF@microsoft.com>, SueZ wrote:
    > > There's no way to download it directly from the site? I'm in the same
    > > situation. I also don't want to buy an external CD drive, as I already have a
    > > regular laptop.

    >
    > No download. Sorry.
    >
    > You'll have the same or similar problems with any other software that you can't
    > download.
    >
    > For 20 bucks or less, you can get an 8gb usb drive and solve the problem for
    > good AND have a handy way of moving other data between your netbook and laptop.
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    > > "DL" wrote:
    > >
    > > > 1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    > > > 2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    > > > 3) Copy the cd to memory stick
    > > >
    > > > "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    > > > > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    > > > > just
    > > > > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I only
    > > > > have
    > > > > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    > > > > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    > > > > don't
    > > > > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    > > > > putting
    > > > > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    > > > >
    > > > > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > .
    > > >

    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <FF1CEDF7-D2E6-4C3A-9F27-55D74C00E86A@microsoft.com>, Alliec wrote:
    > Thankyou Steve, will give this a go.
    >
    > Although I am a little cranky at the salesperson where I bought the netbook
    > because he told me I would be able to download it using my product key...


    It'd be fun to track him down, netbook in hand, verify that that's what he said,
    then tell him to show you how.

    And ask to talk to his boss if he won't play along.

    >
    > "Steve Rindsberg" wrote:
    >
    > > In article <8D954688-A4E2-4BE3-A6A9-D0FA999EF3CF@microsoft.com>, SueZ wrote:
    > > > There's no way to download it directly from the site? I'm in the same
    > > > situation. I also don't want to buy an external CD drive, as I already have a
    > > > regular laptop.

    > >
    > > No download. Sorry.
    > >
    > > You'll have the same or similar problems with any other software that you can't
    > > download.
    > >
    > > For 20 bucks or less, you can get an 8gb usb drive and solve the problem for
    > > good AND have a handy way of moving other data between your netbook and laptop.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > >
    > > > "DL" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > 1) Buy an external cd drive; you will need it at some other stage.
    > > > > 2) Network the PC's and install via the other
    > > > > 3) Copy the cd to memory stick
    > > > >
    > > > > "alliec" <alliec@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > > news:943C9D15-CB87-49BB-BC40-C2E2A9BBBD80@microsoft.com...
    > > > > > Hi, I have Microsoft Home & Student 2007 on my home desktop and I have
    > > > > > just
    > > > > > bought a new netbook and I want to put the software onto it too. I only
    > > > > > have
    > > > > > it installed on the one computer so the licence will be OK for another
    > > > > > computer. My problem is that as the netbook doesn't have a CD drive I
    > > > > > don't
    > > > > > know how to download it. I have checked the site and found mention of
    > > > > > putting
    > > > > > the product key in but can't find how to actually do it.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Sorry it is probably a dumb question so I thank you in anticipation!
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > .
    > > > >

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     

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