This is not for CD's it is for floppy discs 3.5"
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
If you have a compatible USB port, it should serve your purpose.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
It will load MS Office if you have it on 3.5 floppy disks. It's not a CD reader.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Works were ever you can use a floppy
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
This A: drive replacement will not help you.
You need a USB CD/DVD read/write external drive
answered 3 years ago
- Concord, NH
Yes, if the license-counter permits.
From the context of your question, you have a set of installation floppies for Microsoft Office 97.
These have a counter that limits the number of installs to comply with Microsoft's licensing policy. If this is exceeded, you will get an error message and the installation will fail. Not the fault of the drive, however.
Only disk #1 is normal. All others are in a compressed format. MS warns that 'older or low-quality' drives may fail. So that is a caveat, but a new drive should not fall into either category.
This unit takes 1.44 floppy disks. If your original program install disks are 1.44 flop it should work fine. However I suspect your program disks are CD which would require a CD reader writer.
No, floppy disk only.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Not knowing if you already had help, I will reply to your question.
First things first. I’m going assume based on how you posed your question, that you are somewhat of a novice in regards to computers, I will try to keep this simple.
(1) You do not want a USB floppy drive because it only uses floppy disk. Each floppy disk can only hold 1.4MB. So you can imagine how many disk it would take to load Microsoft Office which depending on the MS Office version, requires anywhere from 150 MB to as much as 300 even 400MB or more with full versions such as MS office Pro or higher. (2) MS Office is usually installed via CD or USB flash drive or downloaded from a trustworthy website.
You used the term Netbook not Notebook… so I’m assuming that your computer is not more than 3 or 4 years old if not new. On that assumption, there should be one or two USB ports (rectangle shape receiving plug) on your netbook. They are usually on the side or back end of a netbook. By locating the USB port, is a sign that you will be able to plug in an External CD/DVD Drive or any USB peripherals.
Just purchase a USB External CD/DVD Drive. (Better brands; HP, Lite-On, Samsung) $40.00 to 100.00 non Blu-Ray. With Blu-Ray 150.00 or more.
If you need to save money, find someone that has an external CD drive and use that to plug into your netbook and load MS Office. If that does not work for you, then call some
computer stores or Best Buy’s Geek Squad and get a price for loading your software for you.
Sometimes a small computer store will charge much less than Best Buy. Shop around…
If you decide to install MS Office yourself, then get familiar with the operating instructions of the CD player first and proceed to plug the CD/DVD USB to the Netbook USB.
Important: CD players require more power to operate properly. Do not load MS Office on battery power. Make sure your Netbook is plugged into a 110/120 AC outlet.
Anytime you run a USB CD player or something similar, be sure your Netbook is plugged in. As far as a USB flash drive or something similar, then you can run your Netbook on either a 110/120 outlet or battery power.
You can plug the drive in when the computer is off or on. Either way, Windows will let you know if it recognizes the CD drive.
A way to check that your netbook recognizes the CD player is to go to: Start__ My Computer, then look for the USB CD/DVD icon that will be close to the hard drive icon.
If you don’t see the USB CD/DVD icon, then remove the USB plug for 20 seconds then plug it in again and listen for the USB chime along with a ‘white flag with text’ on the netbook window screen identifying the type of USB drive you plugged in. Then double-check My Computer to see if the CD player icon is there.
You now will be able to load Microsoft Office onto your Netbook hard drive. Just follow the prompts on your screen and you should be home free.
I know the above was a bit winded, but I felt this would save you research time.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago