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problem installing V Studio 2005 trial DVD using external drivw

Having trouble installing my 180 day Visual Studio 2005 trial disk.
The CD that was sent is actually a DVD not a CD. My home PC only has a CD
drive.
I attempted to install on an external drive using a work PC with a DVD drive
and then use the external drive from my home PC. Unfortunately the install
process puts files on the hard drive of the work PC as well as on the
external drive. So I can not run the software from my home PC using the
external drive

Questions
1. Is there a way to identify and copy the needed files from the work PC
harddrive and install them on the home PC harddrive?
OR
2. Can the DVD version of the software be copied (burned) on to a CD?
OR
3. Does Microsoft have a CD version of this software ( When I called them no
one knew the answer to this question, the website says CD not DVD, but it
took 30 days to get this DVD, don't know that I want to wait again
Mar 6 '06 #1
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If I understand correctly, you are using an external hard drive. If that is
the case, just copy the entire DVD to it with your work PC, don't install,
just stop the setup and copy the entire dvd to the external hd. Then , when
you connect the external hard drive to your home PC, you should be able to
navigate to it from Windows Explorer and run setup from there. (be sure to
have any keys you need from the DVD with you)
james

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Having trouble installing my 180 day Visual Studio 2005 trial disk.
The CD that was sent is actually a DVD not a CD. My home PC only has a CD
drive.
I attempted to install on an external drive using a work PC with a DVD
drive
and then use the external drive from my home PC. Unfortunately the install
process puts files on the hard drive of the work PC as well as on the
external drive. So I can not run the software from my home PC using the
external drive

Questions
1. Is there a way to identify and copy the needed files from the work PC
harddrive and install them on the home PC harddrive?
OR
2. Can the DVD version of the software be copied (burned) on to a CD?
OR
3. Does Microsoft have a CD version of this software ( When I called them
no
one knew the answer to this question, the website says CD not DVD, but it
took 30 days to get this DVD, don't know that I want to wait again

Mar 6 '06 #2

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