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Install office 2003, have key, no disc drive

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by LaurieLC, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. LaurieLC

    LaurieLC Flightless Bird

    I have a netbook that doesn't have a cd drive. I own Office Student and
    Teacher Edition 2003 and the key, and want to install it on the netbook. I
    can't download it from Microsoft because it's no longer available. I read on
    the internet that it could be copied to a thumb drive and installed, but when
    I tried that, after I entered the key, a message said that it was corrupted.
    Unfortunately, I don't have an external cd drive either. Any help would be
    appreciated
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    since you have a
    usb port,

    you might try using
    an external dvd/cd
    drive.

    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
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    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "LaurieLC" <LaurieLC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6BA500F2-DFEA-4E81-AF01-3BB7DEE4535D@microsoft.com...
    > I have a netbook that doesn't have a cd drive. I own Office Student and
    > Teacher Edition 2003 and the key, and want to install it on the netbook. I
    > can't download it from Microsoft because it's no longer available. I read on
    > the internet that it could be copied to a thumb drive and installed, but when
    > I tried that, after I entered the key, a message said that it was corrupted.
    > Unfortunately, I don't have an external cd drive either. Any help would be
    > appreciated
     
  3. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    You must have missed it but this is what she's said :

    "I don't have an external cd drive either"

    hth

    "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    news:E54AF3F1-1940-4D0E-8D98-6E56EE744A48@microsoft.com...
    > since you have a
    > usb port,
    >
    > you might try using
    > an external dvd/cd
    > drive.
    >
    > --
    >
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    > - Systems Analyst
    > - Database Developer
    > - Accountancy
    > - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    > - Microsoft Partner
    > - @hotmail.com
    > ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >
    >>
    >>

    >
    > "LaurieLC" <LaurieLC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6BA500F2-DFEA-4E81-AF01-3BB7DEE4535D@microsoft.com...
    >> I have a netbook that doesn't have a cd drive. I own Office Student and
    >> Teacher Edition 2003 and the key, and want to install it on the netbook.
    >> I
    >> can't download it from Microsoft because it's no longer available. I
    >> read on
    >> the internet that it could be copied to a thumb drive and installed, but
    >> when
    >> I tried that, after I entered the key, a message said that it was
    >> corrupted.
    >> Unfortunately, I don't have an external cd drive either. Any help would
    >> be
    >> appreciated

    >
     
  4. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    If it was corrupted then the first thing you should do is to reformat the
    flash drive so that any bad sectors are marked by the operating system not
    to write any data over it.

    Then copy the entire CD again but this time making sure that all the hidden
    files and folders are also configured to be visible before copying and
    pasting on to a flash drive.

    hth



    "LaurieLC" <LaurieLC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6BA500F2-DFEA-4E81-AF01-3BB7DEE4535D@microsoft.com...
    >I have a netbook that doesn't have a cd drive. I own Office Student and
    > Teacher Edition 2003 and the key, and want to install it on the netbook. I
    > can't download it from Microsoft because it's no longer available. I read
    > on
    > the internet that it could be copied to a thumb drive and installed, but
    > when
    > I tried that, after I entered the key, a message said that it was
    > corrupted.
    > Unfortunately, I don't have an external cd drive either. Any help would be
    > appreciated
     
  5. db

    db Flightless Bird

    thanks for clarifying
    it to me.

    however, since o.p
    has a usb port that was
    used for the thumbdrive.

    then it would behoove
    the o.p. the "get" an
    external drive to bypass
    the limitations and
    difficulties of this issue
    and future issues.

    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - Microsoft Partner
    - @hotmail.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "LD55ZRA" <LD55ZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:hpb0g2$96n$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > You must have missed it but this is what she's said :
    >
    > "I don't have an external cd drive either"
    >
    > hth
    >
    > "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message news:E54AF3F1-1940-4D0E-8D98-6E56EE744A48@microsoft.com...
    >> since you have a
    >> usb port,
    >>
    >> you might try using
    >> an external dvd/cd
    >> drive.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >> - Systems Analyst
    >> - Database Developer
    >> - Accountancy
    >> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >> - Microsoft Partner
    >> - @hotmail.com
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> "LaurieLC" <LaurieLC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:6BA500F2-DFEA-4E81-AF01-3BB7DEE4535D@microsoft.com...
    >>> I have a netbook that doesn't have a cd drive. I own Office Student and
    >>> Teacher Edition 2003 and the key, and want to install it on the netbook. I
    >>> can't download it from Microsoft because it's no longer available. I read on
    >>> the internet that it could be copied to a thumb drive and installed, but when
    >>> I tried that, after I entered the key, a message said that it was corrupted.
    >>> Unfortunately, I don't have an external cd drive either. Any help would be
    >>> appreciated

    >>

    >
    >
     

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