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How to connect laptop to install through desktop's CDROM?

by eglzflyt / January 17, 2012 2:28 AM PST

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with no CD ROM. I don't want to have to buy a USB connectable CD ROM, as I live on a fixed income. Is there a way to connect my laptop to my desktop in order to install through my desktop's CD ROM?

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It's a shame no model number was given.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2012 2:32 AM PST

But the answer is no. While someone could craft some boot from network system the time involved is some weeks of work, the cost involved so high that I would have put the bootable DVD or CD onto some CD/DVD with

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

And been done long ago.
Bob

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How to connect laptop to install through desktop's CDROM?
by eglzflyt / January 17, 2012 2:43 AM PST

It's a Toshiba Satellite T110/T130 Series laptop with Windows 7 and the desktop is HP Pavillion 374n, XP machine. I just wanted to use the desktop's CD ROM to load my kaspersky install on my laptop - it's good for 3 machines. I'm not looking to download anything I don't have the right to. I bought the laptop because of it's slim, lightweightness, but it's a nightmare trying to find a way to install things on it.

I went on the website you noted and I don't understand it.

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Sorry I read more into your post than required.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2012 7:08 AM PST

Usually we can simply copy the CD content to something like DROPBOX and then it shows up on my CD driveless laptop. Or I can put it on a memory stick.

I fear you should give yourself time to learn how to copy content around on DROPBOX or USB memory sticks.
Bob

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How to connect laptop to install through desktop's CDROM?
by eglzflyt / January 17, 2012 7:22 AM PST

Thank you so much - I didn't know you could transfer to a memory stick. Love

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It's usually only a problem when
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2012 7:35 AM PST

The link I gave was more for when we need to boot from a CD or DVD. While I could use it for Kap, we should be able to get by with a gentler, easier copy.

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