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Installing programs on a Win 10 Pro laptop w/o an optical drive


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#1 DBAPaul

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 09:56 AM

I purchased a Win 10 Pro laptop w/o an optical drive, how do I install third party programs on this puppy?



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:00 AM

You install most programs via a download. Very few programs in the year 2016 come on a DVD, so you are going to be fine. For example I have over 45 programs installed on my computer and only one came on a DVD, Adobe Photoshop. The rest were acquired via a download.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:19 AM

How would I convert a DVD program to a useable USB drive for an install?



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 10:48 AM

I purchased a Win 10 Pro laptop w/o an optical drive, how do I install third party programs on this puppy?

If it's not to personal what program are we talking about here? it might help to answer your question.

 

If you paid for it and have it on disk, you might still be able to enter your personal I.D. and download from the official internet site instead.  Don't download from un-official sites if possible, if you have further questions just ask.  In some situations you could Copy it to a USB with another computer and then install.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 11:06 AM

I'm looking to install a copy of Acronis True Image Local on my laptop to enable a fresh reimage before I actually put work into setting it up.

I've had the unused software about 2 months was going to use it on another upgraded Win 10.



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 11:41 AM

I'm looking to install a copy of Acronis True Image Local on my laptop to enable a fresh reimage before I actually put work into setting it up.

I've had the unused software about 2 months was going to use it on another upgraded Win 10.

 

 

Acronis is available via download from their official site.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 11:43 AM

I have Acronis installed on this system and I have installed it on many other people's systems just by downloading the program from Acronis, you do not need a DVD installer for that.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 12:18 PM

How would I convert a DVD program to a useable USB drive for an install?

 

Assuming you have access to a DVD drive, you can use programs like PowerISO, MagicISO, and ISOCreator (my pick) to convert the discs to a file. You can then use something like PowerISO, MagicISO, Daemon Tools, or WinCDemu (my pick) to mount the .ISO files and run them like a disc.

 

Note: Last I checked, Daemon Tools came with adware. I am not sure about Power/Magic ISO. I know WinCDemu and ISOCreator are ad free.



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 12:47 PM

 

I'm looking to install a copy of Acronis True Image Local on my laptop to enable a fresh reimage before I actually put work into setting it up.

I've had the unused software about 2 months was going to use it on another upgraded Win 10.

 

 

Acronis is available via download from their official site.

 

 

Yea, I know but this is an unused Disk version I was trying to make use of.  I guess I'll put it on my old 'upgraded' Win 10 laptop and buy another copy for my new optical drive-less Win 10 laptop.



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 01:31 PM

 

Yea, I know but this is an unused Disk version I was trying to make use of.  I guess I'll put it on my old 'upgraded' Win 10 laptop and buy another copy for my new optical drive-less Win 10 laptop.

If it is a PAID version then you should be able to use your customer "Serial Number" to download it.  This might be in the info you got with CD, or on the CD.  I would contact them and find out if you don't know.  Go to Downloads and Documentation, which is the second link.  If it is a free version then just download and install.

http://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/

 

If you have the S.N. then you can go to this part and sign up.

https://kb.acronis.com/content/2900


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