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How to get installation software on a CD into a netbook?

by Wildswolfe / June 23, 2009 2:45 PM PDT

I'm thinking of getting a netbook(smaller, lighter)to use when traveling instead of my Toshiba notebook (larger, heavier). I have a Verizon Wireless Broadband Access USB antenna that can be used on any computer with a USB port, provided I have installed the software CD that came with the antenna. From what I've seen, many netbooks don't have a CD/DVD tray, so how can I get the installation software into the netbook so I can use my wireless antenna for accessing the web instead of depending on finding WiFi access?

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You Could
by 1shado1 / June 23, 2009 4:50 PM PDT

Copy the software to a USB flash drive or SD card. Or use an external CD drive with the netbook.

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Is the SW online?
by TimWoodChip Intel staff / June 24, 2009 4:11 AM PDT

You might be able to find the 3G drivers and software online through the carrier. Just get online and download it.


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Installing software from CD to netbook
by sdelrio / June 26, 2009 4:29 PM PDT

I read somewhere that you can share the CD drive from your PC if you have the netbook networked to your PC. Seems like a simple solution. I am not sure it will work, however.

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You can even...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 26, 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Copy that CD to a folder and share that folder. There are so many solutions to this that only those that refuse to try will fail.

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OK, I got it
by Wildswolfe / June 27, 2009 3:41 AM PDT

Thanks for all the answers to my post. Appears this is a relatively easy task to get around a netbook not having an optical drive so I'll be able to install my Verizon software.

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