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loading from disc to netbook

by acrawley1 / March 5, 2010 11:38 AM PST

is there a way to connect a netbook to a desktop to load stuff from a CD using the desk tops dvd drive ? or any other tip apart from buying an external drive for a one off transfer

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(NT) Network them
by ChuckT / March 5, 2010 1:47 PM PST
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If the two computers
by lacsr / March 5, 2010 7:49 PM PST

are on the same network, it might be possible. If not, copy the files to a flash drive and then install or copy to netbook.

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Crossover
by Phil Crase / March 5, 2010 10:47 PM PST

It depends on what is to be transferred, it may be possible to do a network hook up using a crossover cable (cat 5 crossover) but that can get tricky if using different operating systems. Flash drive transfer is another method as a prior poster mentioned.

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External USB CD-DVD Burner works well for
by VAPCMD / March 6, 2010 5:04 AM PST

that kind of thing.

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