Installing software on ASUS Eee (no cd-rom)

By bettyboop911
Apr 22, 2009
  1. Hi. Am thinking of purchasing an ASUS Eee, but want to install Microsoft Office 2007 and Money 2005 on it (both on Cd's). Can these 2 programs be copied onto a USB drive and done that way?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,158   +225

    You could try doing this. No way you could borrow a external USB CD/DVD drive?
  3. bettyboop911

    bettyboop911 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    I guess that would make my life easier. I assume I buy any generic portable CD player that's compatible with PC with a USB on it?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Yep, just go ask down at your local computer shop or even large electrical\computer shop (too many shopping center names to mention :D) and grab an External DVD Drive (USB connection)

    I say DVD but you may as well get DVD R\W that way you can use it to burn discs as well :grinthumb
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 969   +83

  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,857   +327

    An alternative is to buy an external 5.25" enclosure and install the DVD/CD optical drive of your choice. You can get enclosures that support IDE or SATA optical drives and use a USB, firewire or HDMI interface or some combination of them. I have a USB enclosure that I used to install the OS of my most recent mid-tower system build.
  7. account73

    account73 TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Do you have another computer ?
    If so you could always share the CD drive on that computer and then access it from your asus.
    Would be the cheapest way..thats if actualy have another comp =)
  8. AlessBauer

    AlessBauer TS Rookie

    bettyboop911, I think you can copy data from cd/dvd on USB flash drive, and install it on you eeeePC.
    this easy 8) imho.
    you can download cd/dvd image or installation files from internet.. if can.
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