Installing Programs on your CD/DVD ROM-less Netbook

image from Aussie Gall via FlickrNetbooks are called netbooks because they are primarily designed to access the Internet and either use web-based applications (like Google docs) or download programs straight from the hard drive.

This is okay for most people but what do you do if you have already bought applications that you want to install on your PC? Well – you have 3 options:

  1. 1) Buy an external USB CD/DVD drive
  2. 2) Use another computer to copy the CD to a USB pen drive
  3. 3) Use another computer to copy the CD, upload it to an online storage website then download it to your netbook

The first option is the easiest. External DVD drives can be bought for as little as £30 from Maplin.

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