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install office 2007 (retail copy) on a netbook

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by smitty, May 16, 2010.

  1. smitty

    smitty Flightless Bird

    I already own office 2007 Retail copy. I have had it installed on my gateway
    laptop for a few years now. I just purchased a samsung netbook with no CD
    drive. How can I install it on my netbook. I see no need to pay for the
    preinstalled version on the netbook, when I already own it. Can I download it
    from the internet to my netbook or is there some other way to install it
    without having to pay for another copy of it. Thanks
     
  2. JoAnn Paules

    JoAnn Paules Flightless Bird

    You may find that buying an external drive is a good idea.

    Try copying the disc to a USB flash drive and install from that.

    --
    JoAnn Paules
    MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



    "smitty" <smitty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:574C9F2A-1D54-4A55-AE9A-596F5C284926@microsoft.com...
    >I already own office 2007 Retail copy. I have had it installed on my
    >gateway
    > laptop for a few years now. I just purchased a samsung netbook with no CD
    > drive. How can I install it on my netbook. I see no need to pay for the
    > preinstalled version on the netbook, when I already own it. Can I download
    > it
    > from the internet to my netbook or is there some other way to install it
    > without having to pay for another copy of it. Thanks
     
  3. James Silverton

    James Silverton Flightless Bird

    JoAnn wrote on Sun, 16 May 2010 14:41:43 -0400:
    >You may find that buying an external drive is a good idea.


    > Try copying the disc to a USB flash drive and install from
    > that.


    USB external drives are remarkably cheap and work well.


    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not
     
  4. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "smitty" <smitty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:574C9F2A-1D54-4A55-AE9A-596F5C284926@microsoft.com...
    > I already own office 2007 Retail copy. I have had it installed on my
    > gateway
    > laptop for a few years now. I just purchased a samsung netbook with no CD
    > drive. How can I install it on my netbook. I see no need to pay for the
    > preinstalled version on the netbook, when I already own it. Can I download
    > it
    > from the internet to my netbook or is there some other way to install it
    > without having to pay for another copy of it. Thanks


    The other methods (copy onto a usb device on another computer, network the
    computer across the network or purchase an external DVD player) also work
    but you may be able to download your version from
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/downloads/ if it is, as you say, a retail
    full version install and it matches one of the three versions on this site.
    Remember it is a large download and you will need broadband connection to
    satisfactorily download in a reasonable amount of time.
     

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