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MS Office 2007 Disk To Laptop Without Optical Drive?

Discussion in 'Software' started by WSB, 31 Aug 2020.

  1. WSB

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    Hi,

    I have an old MS Office 2007 disk which I have in the past used to install on a PC with Win10 using the optical drive.

    I now have a laptop without optical drive.

    Other than buying an external optical drive to plug in, is there any way I can either copy this disk to a USB and transfer that way?

    Or better still, use the Product Key to download it online?

    Many Thanks!!!
     
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  3. IT Minion

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    If you've got another computer with an optical drive then you might be able to install over a network. I've done that in the past.

    The difficulty with installing with a different, downloaded, copy of office can be that slightly different versions have different keys so it can be a lot more trouble than it should be.
     
  4. mattylad

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    You would be better finding the installation online, AFAIK it will still be available somewhere
     
  5. Astra99

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    Try copying the entire contents of the MS Office CD to a clean, formatted USB drive (on another machine with an optical drive) and, on your laptop, run Setup from the USB stick.
     
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    I wouldn't download it online. Microsoft doesn't provide copies of old software online because they want you to upgrade. You could always look for a torrent, but there's about 95% chance the torrent will include malware.
     
  8. empip

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    The external usb cd/dvd read/writer is probably your best bet less than £20 on amazon.

    Failing that try this next ploy - I reckon I would try this - never have due to cheapness of cd/dvd kit.
    https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-load-microsoft-office-from-a-flash-drive
    Essentially just copy the files from the CD to the flash drive.
    Follow step 8 for the installation - fingers crossed.

    As Astra99 suggested 2 posts previously.
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  9. ericmark

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    I copied office onto a hard drive years ago and I am not even sure where the original disks are, never had a problem installing just plugged in external hard drive and clicked on install icon.
     
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    I recently downloaded Home Office 2016 from Microsoft web site. It was a .img file. When I clicked on it, I was presented with a virtual DVD drive.

    You could try creating .iso or .img image of your installation disk and then transferring via USB stick. It is a good way of backing up your CD or DVD software, so they can be mounted on diskless laptops.
     
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