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    Just got my mini 10 netbook yesterday and am looking to install Microsoft Office (student version) on it, but obviously it doesn't have a CD/DVD drive...

    Could somebody please give me an idiot's guide to installing the software on the netbook? It's just i've only got 1 installation left on the software and so don't want to mess this up!

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    Can you get a hold of an external drive that can plug in by USB?

    You could also try downloading the trial version http://trial.trymicrosoftoffice.com/...&culture=en-GB then entering your key when it expires, don't know how it being the student version would affect it though.
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    i hace a hard-core usb thing - it's 4GB i think, would that do it?
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    (Original post by ChloeGsy)
    i hace a hard-core usb thing - it's 4GB i think, would that do it?
    What? You have a USB memory stick? No that has nothing to do with this if that's what you meant. I would try downloading that trial and entering your product key.
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    (Original post by ChloeGsy)
    i hace a hard-core usb thing - it's 4GB i think, would that do it?
    You should be able to rip the installation files off the disc (basically create an ISO of the file), and transfer them to your netbook. Then create a virtual drive on your Mini 10, the mount ISO and voila.

    If you don't know what half the things I just said meant, then it would be easier (but take longer) to download the trial from microsoft's site, install the trial version, then enter your key. I haven't tried this before though, so not sure if it works for student activations...
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    (Original post by White Zenith)
    You should be able to rip the installation files off the disc (basically create an ISO of the file), and transfer them to your netbook. Then create a virtual drive on your Mini 10, the mount ISO and voila.

    If you don't know what half the things I just said meant, then it would be easier (but take longer) to download the trial from microsoft's site, install the trial version, then enter your key. I haven't tried this before though, so not sure if it works for student activations...
    It's the student version trial that I have linked to so it should work ok.
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    you can download it from microsoft and then use your product key to activate it
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    (Original post by Rian1988)
    It's the student version trial that I have linked to so it should work ok.
    ah sorry i didn't actually check the link
    so it should work fine then
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    (Original post by ChloeGsy)
    Just got my mini 10 netbook yesterday and am looking to install Microsoft Office (student version) on it, but obviously it doesn't have a CD/DVD drive...

    Could somebody please give me an idiot's guide to installing the software on the netbook? It's just i've only got 1 installation left on the software and so don't want to mess this up!

    Thankyou
    Copy and paste from the CD to a usb drive.
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    the trial/product key thing sounds easiest, does this definitely work?
    so i just download the student trial and enter my product key?

    thankyou for all the replies!
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    (Original post by ChloeGsy)
    the trial/product key thing sounds easiest, does this definitely work?
    so i just download the student trial and enter my product key?

    thankyou for all the replies!
    Should work, let us know how you get on.
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    (Original post by Rian1988)
    Can you get a hold of an external drive that can plug in by USB?

    You could also try downloading the trial version http://trial.trymicrosoftoffice.com/...&culture=en-GB then entering your key when it expires, don't know how it being the student version would affect it though.
    Very helpful,

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    I did mine via USB stick, as my internet wasn't working, but if you go to the MS website you can install word without the disc, using just the activation code.
 
 
 
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