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How would I install a game on a disk without a disk drive?

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November 2, 2013 2:01:41 PM

I was thinking of doing this via a laptop?
November 2, 2013 2:05:39 PM

I'm assuming your laptop doesn't have an optical drive. I would compile all the files into one folder and then convert it into a .ISO file; placing it onto a thumb drive or SD card.
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November 2, 2013 2:08:54 PM

Ethan Gibson said:
I'm assuming your laptop doesn't have an optical drive. I would compile all the files into one folder and then convert it into a .ISO file; placing it onto a thumb drive or SD card.


No, im sorry the question was worded wrong; I want to install a game on my DVD driver-less PC via my laptop which has an optical drive
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November 2, 2013 2:11:36 PM

iwishiwasaneagle said:
Ethan Gibson said:
I'm assuming your laptop doesn't have an optical drive. I would compile all the files into one folder and then convert it into a .ISO file; placing it onto a thumb drive or SD card.


No, im sorry the question was worded wrong; I want to install a game on my DVD driver-less PC via my laptop which has an optical drive


Then I would copy the entire disc into a folder and do what I said in my previous reply.

P.S. If all else fails; buy a disc drive
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November 2, 2013 2:16:36 PM

Ethan Gibson said:
iwishiwasaneagle said:
Ethan Gibson said:
I'm assuming your laptop doesn't have an optical drive. I would compile all the files into one folder and then convert it into a .ISO file; placing it onto a thumb drive or SD card.


No, im sorry the question was worded wrong; I want to install a game on my DVD driver-less PC via my laptop which has an optical drive


Oops, misunderstood it :/  hmm will try that :D  thanks

Then I would copy the entire disc into a folder and do what I said in my previous reply.

P.S. If all else fails; buy a disc drive


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November 2, 2013 2:23:50 PM

Easier to connect to the drive in your laptop over the network.

You will need to turn file and folder sharing, on both computers, on. Usually it will prompt you to enable when you try to share something.

On your laptop, right click the DVD drive. Click share or share with. Select your local network.

From your PC open Explorer, or browse your local network.

\\(computer name)\d$

d being the letter of the DVD drive, it can be other letters.

This should let you access the drive remotely.

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You can use an ISO file that you can make on the laptop. With something like Nero, or whatever burning software your computer came with, you burn a disc to "image".

Transfer the file via the network or using an external drive of some sort. On your PC you will need to install a Drive emulator. Daemon Tools lite is popular and free. Then you can treat the file just like a real disc.
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November 2, 2013 2:39:17 PM

Eximo said:
Easier to connect to the drive in your laptop over the network.

You will need to turn file and folder sharing, on both computers, on. Usually it will prompt you to enable when you try to share something.

On your laptop, right click the DVD drive. Click share or share with. Select your local network.

From your PC open Explorer, or browse your local network.

\\(computer name)\d$

d being the letter of the DVD drive, it can be other letters.

This should let you access the drive remotely.

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You can use an ISO file that you can make on the laptop. With something like Nero, or whatever burning software your computer came with, you burn a disc to "image".

Transfer the file via the network or using an external drive of some sort. On your PC you will need to install a Drive emulator. Daemon Tools lite is popular and free. Then you can treat the file just like a real disc.


I really appreciate your help but I realised that I am running linux on the laptop. Will it still work?
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November 2, 2013 2:40:38 PM

its easier to make an ISO from linux. What version are you using? Mint? Ubuntu? Arch?
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November 2, 2013 2:42:24 PM

Ethan Gibson said:
its easier to make an ISO from linux. What version are you using? Mint? Ubuntu? Arch?


ubuntu 13.04
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November 2, 2013 2:47:24 PM

Hit the Windows button and search for "brasero" and open it.
Click on "Data project" button.

Click on the green plus button in the upper left corner in the toolbar to start adding files and directories to your image:



Enter the name of disc at the bottom to whatever you like.
Insert the USB stick
Brasero will ask you for the location where you want to create ISO image, Give your desired location and click on "Create Image".

Then you can copy it to your desktop and then

Right click>Mount>Open .ISO> click the install file then enjoy the game!
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