Solved need to use cd drive from other computer

August 8, 2013 at 17:33:20
Specs: Windows XP
I have a netbook that my wife uses to play games but it does not have a cd drive. We have a game on my laptop that I tried to transfer but it is asking for the original disc. Both are running Windows xp sp3, I know you can get an external drive but things are a little tight right now so is there a way to network them together and use the one on my laptop to download the files to the netbook? ferb

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August 8, 2013 at 17:36:55
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If both of your laptops are on the same home wireless (or wired) network, yes.

Here's a website with snapshots on how to accomplish this:

You may run into some issues (permissions / user access), and if you do please let us know so we can assist.


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August 21, 2013 at 19:08:01
My sincere appologies for not replying sooner, buy thank you very much for your quick reply. I have not had a chance to try this yet but plan on this weekend. I will let you know how I make out. While I troll through the messages frequently I dont log in often and should have replyed more quickly. I applogize again I was not trying to be rude.Thanks again and God Bless. Ferb

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September 30, 2013 at 15:31:29
I have had to wait for my data to refill to add to this. I tired this but I have done something wrong setting up my network. I was able to connect both but could not find the disc drive. will try again. thanks will let you know if I need more help.ferb

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