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How do I install something on a CD without a CD drive?

  1. Apr 29, 2016 #1
    So, I have a Windows 8 Toshiba laptop, however; quite a while ago, the CD drive fell out. (I'm unsure of how it happened, but it might have something to do with my cat. He has knocked my laptop off of my desk several times.) But I want to install something that is on a CD! Help?
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  3. Apr 29, 2016 #2


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    Borrow another computer with a working drive and either link the two computers together (best) or transfer your information as a series of Emails (slow) .
  4. Apr 29, 2016 #3
    Or image the CD to a usb thumb drive
  5. Apr 29, 2016 #4

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    Or spend $15 and buy a USB CD-drive.
  6. Apr 29, 2016 #5
    Thank you so much! It worked beautifully! Thank you again!
  7. Apr 29, 2016 #6
    Most products that require you to install software have online downloads for the software, google the make and model of whatever you are installing.
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