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how to install a program CD to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon (no CD drive). Help!

2021-04-25, 0:34 AM

how do I install a program CD (Photoshop Elements 9) to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has no CD drive?.  Help!

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Re:how to install a program CD to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon (no CD drive). Help!

2021-04-25, 1:44 AM

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how do I install a program CD (Photoshop Elements 9) to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has no CD drive?.  Help!

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

You need a ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Burner or an External CD Drive USB 3.0 Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive [Amazon] 

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Re:how to install a program CD to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon (no CD drive). Help!

2021-04-25, 0:35 AM

PS:  I run Windows 10.

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Re:how to install a program CD to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon (no CD drive). Help!

2021-04-25, 1:44 AM

@ don't have one wrote:

how do I install a program CD (Photoshop Elements 9) to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has no CD drive?.  Help!

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

You need a ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Burner or an External CD Drive USB 3.0 Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive [Amazon] 


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Re:how to install a program CD to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon (no CD drive). Help!

2021-04-26, 7:51 AM

Hello,

 

A couple of other ways to to this:

 

  • Go to a computer with a CD-RW disc drive and copy the files from it to a USB flash drive.
  • Put the CD-ROM into a computer with a CD-RW disc drive, share the drive, and then put the ThinkPad X1c onto the same network, and run the installer from the network share.

If you are going to be regularly installing software from CDs or DVDs, an external USB drive like the ones @hausman suggested would be a good idea.

 

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2021-04-26, 12:07 PM

Thanks, folks.  You've given me some good ideas.  KJN

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