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External CD drive connected via USB port. Or get someone to see if your CD files can be transferred to a USB stick.
 
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The files might not transfer anyway Kev.


See if you can borrow an external CD dive. I had to buy one a while back, which I'd lend you, but postage from Spain will be more than the cost of a cheap one.
 
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I put my old version of Office onto a memory stick and added it to my recent laptop via the USB socket. Worked for me Kev.

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Used an older Computer with a CD drive and put my Office CD in it. Open up the drives and either copy or 'send to' the memory stick in it's USB.

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Used an older Computer with a CD drive and put my Office CD in it. Open up the drives and either copy or 'send to' the memory stick in it's USB.

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Can you go into detail Ray, I have tried various ways of doing this and failed miserably, please explain in detail.

Making a copy of a film on a DVD now is practicably impossible, I believe copying a programme is just as bad.
 

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Christ! How old is the version if its on a CD!

They have been available to download from your MS account for years now.

You should be able to copy the content onto a USB stick and install from there although Ive never had to try that method. Alternatively if you are feeling brave if both laptops are on the same network you could just share the CD drive on the old one and then find it on your network from the new one and install it across your network directly from the CD drive on the old laptop.
 

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Can you go into detail Ray, I have tried various ways of doing this and failed miserably, please explain in detail.
Making a copy of a film on a DVD now is practicably impossible, I believe copying a programme is just as bad.
Other than really just repeating what I said above Drew, I'm not sure what to add.
I guess my CD of 2007 Office Enterprise is not protected in any way. As with the Office CD in the DVD drive and a 'several GB memory stick in the USB, I can right click the CD and then select 'send to' the relevant USB and stick.

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Christ! How old is the version if its on a CD!

They have been available to download from your MS account for years now.

You should be able to copy the content onto a USB stick and install from there although Ive never had to try that method. Alternatively if you are feeling brave if both laptops are on the same network you could just share the CD drive on the old one and then find it on your network from the new one and install it across your network directly from the CD drive on the old laptop.
Some of us don't need the latest versions though, mine is office 97 and does all I need, and could you elaborate the laptop to laptop one, please.
 

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Why don't you just try my suggestion Kev.

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Office 97! Surprised it will run on W10 but apparently it can.

I would try Rays suggestion first and just copy the entire contents onto a USB pen.

If you really want to have a go at sharing the drive this might help you but if you havent done it before there are a few things that might trip you up. Still it might keep you busy for an hour or two. :D Plus if you get it working you can use it for other things as well. Maybe installing Netscape browser from 1995 :D

https://tipsmake.com/how-to-share-a-cd-dvd-drive-between-computers-on-windows
 

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Having access to grandkids/students and using student access to MS products has its benefits too. :grin2:

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