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July 16, 2011 7:58:59 PM

Hello,
I have a netbook without a cd drive. I am planning to purchase a 3 user antivirus program. I want to be able to install one of the licenses on my netbook, but realize that I need to somehow get the files from the install CD to a flash drive. I don't know how to do that. The Netbook is running windows 7. My desktop PC is running Vista.
July 16, 2011 8:36:13 PM

deb_l said:
Hello,
I have a netbook without a cd drive. I am planning to purchase a 3 user antivirus program. I want to be able to install one of the licenses on my netbook, but realize that I need to somehow get the files from the install CD to a flash drive. I don't know how to do that. The Netbook is running windows 7. My desktop PC is running Vista.


To clarify - the flash drive does not need to be bootable, I only need to be able to install the software from it to the netbook.
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July 16, 2011 10:08:07 PM

So copy the files from the CD to the flash drive.
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July 17, 2011 2:08:14 AM

Download the antivirus from the companies website, and enter the key from your CD.

This is what we did for office for my dad's netbook.
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July 17, 2011 2:21:27 AM

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So copy the files from the CD to the flash drive.


Thanks, Grumpy, but it is my understanding that you can't just copy from an installation CD, you don't get the proper folder/directory structure that way. I've tried that with other installation pacakages and they have not worked.

I appreciate you taking the time to answer though.
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July 17, 2011 2:25:08 AM

Minute said:
Download the antivirus from the companies website, and enter the key from your CD.

This is what we did for office for my dad's netbook.


Thanks, Minute. I guess I should have thought of this. I think I will see if I can pose the question to Symantec and see if they will give me a definite reply before I buy the software.

I appreciate the information!
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July 17, 2011 10:59:25 AM

deb_l said:
Thanks, Grumpy, but it is my understanding that you can't just copy from an installation CD, you don't get the proper folder/directory structure that way. I've tried that with other installation pacakages and they have not worked.

I appreciate you taking the time to answer though.


As long as you show hidden files/folders and use Ctrl A to select everything, it will work fine.
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July 17, 2011 6:19:39 PM

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to answer! I did email Symantec and received a fairly quick reply which affirms that as long as you have a valid license key, you can download the same product from their website and use the license key on the CD to install it.

I suppose that with the popularity of smaller devices this has become a necessity for the software vendors.

Thanks again Grumpy and Minute!!
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July 17, 2011 6:20:10 PM

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