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How to install Microsoft Streets & Trips on my netbook?
ron4adams
Ken in Regina, I have one question regarding your directions given above. When I put my DVD into my drive on my PC, it begins to load. Should I interrupt this (not sure how to do this), and then perform the "drag and drop" procedure. That reminds me of a more general question. Is the "drag and drop" a "cut and paste" or a "copy and paste"?
tcassidy
Yes, stop the installation. Right click on your DVD in File Explorer and choose Open. Select all files (CTRL a) and copy (CTRL c). Select your USB key and paste (CTRL v).

Terry
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ron4adams
Got it. I am still not sure about stopping the loading of the CD, but I will play with the process and am sure I will get it done. I know I could use the same process, only using cut and paste, to move routes saved on my laptop to my netbook, but is there a way of networking my two computers to eliminate the use of the flash drive?
tcassidy
I assume you already have something such as a wireless router to allow your computers to both connect to the internet. If so, they can certainly talk to each other. If you are interested and can let us know what Windows operating systems each is running, we can probably get you through it.

Terry
ron4adams
I run Vista, my wife's machine is XP and the netbook I will be purchasing to use for traveling will be XP. I have been researching this, but obviously not computer enough to understand what I am reading. Sorry!
tcassidy
Do you have a router - usually a box that the telco or cable (or whoever supplies your internet) equipment connects to and has connections for your wife's and your computer (via network cables or wirelessly)?

Terry
ron4adams
Yes.
ron4adams
Sorry, didn't finish the answer. Also have a wireless router.
tcassidy
Why do you have 2 routers with only 2 computers?

Terry
ron4adams
I am such an idiot. One modem connected to one router.
tcassidy
Sounds good so far. I am sure I could explain how to share a drive or folder. However, it might be simpler to just use the built in share folders on each computer . That procedure I have never done.

Do your computers require a password?


My internet is behaving very badly this evening. Maybe someone else can help you right now.

Terry
ron4adams
No
tcassidy
Here is a site that might help. It appears to be what you want to start. I am sure there are lots of other sites that discuss this procedure if you look.

Windows Vista Annoyance #3: File / folder sharing between computers on a network Proud Geek

If that is not helpful let us know. I share all my computers and have a selection of XP and Windows 7 machines. I even have a Vista laptop. However my way of doing things is generally not the same as others.

Terry
Ken in Regina
I won't get in the middle of the networking description unless clarification is needed. Terry's doing a good job and I dont want to confuse by explaining the same thing differently.

Don't stop the DVD from starting up. Wait until it's splash screen displays with the various options and then either cancel or close.

@Terry, the Shared Documents or ..\Users\Public will work. The easiest way is to create a new folder in the shared folder and drag (or copy/paste) the entire DVD contents into the new folder.

...ken...
ron4adams
Thanks Ken, I would have tried to intervene sooner.
Terry, I have completed the steps outlined in the link you provided, and I think all is in order on my computer. Now, if I can get my wife's XP out of her hands I guess I need to do the same thing with hers, and then with my netbook. Right? Since I don't have access to either of these machines I assume the steps are different, but something I can do?

Ron
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