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    Question Laptop sans DVD Player

    New laptop does not have a dvd Player, How can I Input data

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    Double U,

    You have 4 choices.
    1. Get a USB DVD Reader/Writer
    2. USB HD or memory stick.
    3. Use another computer or a friends computer and upload to the web (think SkyDrive, etc) then download.
    4. Use another computer and load across a Network.

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    You are pretty vague about the system, but I presume you want to be able to install things from DVD. These filesizes tend to be big, so it helps if you have a fast or inexpensive connection, but for many things, and increasingly so for exactly your problem, you may be able to download an ISO of the software. You'll have to have the serial number to go with it, of course, but check online to see if you can download what you want in ISO format. Installing from ISO is a simple matter once you have it on the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double U View Post
    New laptop does not have a dvd Player, How can I Input data
    Yeah, no surprise here. Most laptops these days don't come with a DVD player unless you specify them upon purchase.
    (as in, purchase one with a DVD/CD ROM, or get a dock for the laptop)

    So, as RG points out you have 4 choices.

    I have such a laptop and I have not missed the DVD/CD ROM much. I use USB sticks and small portable external drives.
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