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Installing Microsoft Streets and Trips on a notebook with no CD / DVD drive
jackjozwik
I'm having troubles getting Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 (yes it's old...) on my Windows XP notebook mainly because it has no CD/DVD drive, and I've tried copying it from another computer using USB, but when I try to use it it simply says:
Quote:
Your registry settings for this application were not copied correctly. To correct these settings, run setup again for this application from the location where you originally installed it.
Obviously I can't run the setup because I can't get the CD in the notebook. So if any has any ideas or solutions than I'd appreciate it a lot.

Thanks.
tcassidy
I think the problem arises because 2006 is on 2 CDs. Do you have another compute rthat you could share the CD drive from over a network? In most cases, that works fine.

Or you could just download the free trial S&T 2010 direct from the internet and buy a license later if you like it. No DVD required!

Terry
Ken in Regina
What Terry said.

Your main problem is that you tried to copy an installed version. That won't work because, as the error message says, that doesn't get the necessary entries into the Registry. Unless you know how to edit the Registry and what entries are required, you need to install it again on the laptop.

Instead of copying the installed version from your hard drive, copy the entire CD to the USB flash drive, then on the laptop just run SETUP.EXE from the flash drive and it will install as it would from a CD.

...ken...
Marvin Hlavac
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy

I think the problem arises because 2006 is on 2 CDs.
With the older versions of Streets & Trips that came on 2 CDs, the procedure was to:

1. Copy the content of CD1 to a hard drive (or a memory stick, or some other storage media)
2. Copy the content of CD2 to the same location (the same folder). Click "Yes" when prompted to overwrite existing files.
3. Connect the above storage to the desired laptop (or a netbook), and click the setup EXE file to start the installation.
CMR
I am having the exact same problem and have followed your instructions precisely. Problem is that during installation am prompted to please insert the cd 'run CD' and no matter what I do or click on nothing happens. Can you please help with what to do Next? Thank you.
tcassidy
I tried the same approach with S&T 2005 and it doesn't work. Maybe they changed the CD layout. If you don't want to modify the registry to point S&T to a new location you have 2 choices as suggested before;

1.) Use a networked CD on a different computer or
2.) Download the S&T 2010 trial.

Terry
tcassidy
If you create a folder on the netbook and copy all the files and folders off the USB or SD storage device, you could install from that folder. Install S&T from that folder using Setup_ST.exe and choose Minimum install. S&T will recognize that folder as the RUN CD and will start with a map.

Terry
malaki86
You can also create a virtual CD drive. Basically it'll create an image of the cd into a single file which is then "mounted". Once mounted, it acts exactly like a CD/DVD drive.

Do a google search for PowerISO.
tcassidy
I think that might be difficult to use in this situation. You would have to have both isos and some way of switching them during installation. S&T doesn't seem to give you the opportunity of choosing another drive. Or maybe it does and I missed that part.

The last time I installed one of the older S&Ts using a CD drive was before my computers had two drives though.

Terry
CMR
For some reason my PC will not allow my netbook to access the DVD drive on the network. I have marked the folder for sharing, but no access (just one more frustration!).

Carol
tcassidy
Then try my other suggestion. It worked for S&T 2005.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
If you create a folder on the netbook and copy all the files and folders off the USB or SD storage device, you could install from that folder. Install S&T from that folder using Setup_ST.exe and choose Minimum install. S&T will recognize that folder as the RUN CD and will start with a map.
terry
CMR
Terry, you rock! Minimum Install did the trick!

Thanks so much

Carol
CMR
Forgot to say - hubby thanks you also. He's the one who has to live with me when these things go awry.

Carol
tcassidy
Ask him to buy you a standalone CD/DVD drive for Christmas!

Terry
malaki86
Or a newer computer + version 2010 (or Streets and Trips 2011, if it's out).
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