Posted by mckee (+383) 9 years ago
I have a desk top pc that I use a lot. I did however just received a laptop from a friend who moved out of town. I haven't had a laptop in years and was thrilled to get this. I want to be able to do work or play in other rooms or later outdoors. I copied some files to a USB but it won't let be access. It says "can't find the file" and says " The drive or network not available." It seems the files I can't get are the ones that were installed on my pc with a disk, but I now have old disks because the program upgraded via the web. Help.
what can I do to correct this?
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1343) 9 years ago
The number of variables allowed for by your description are so numerous you would be best served by getting assistance from a local professional.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+15076) 9 years ago
Sounds like your IBK driver is corrupt.
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Posted by Phil Shifley (+122) 9 years ago
You may simply need to install a USB driver on your laptop(kinda like the port not being active), go to the microsoft web site or google driver downloads, the microsoft one will show up. It's all fairly easy to follow.
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Posted by Patrick DeNardo (+9) 9 years ago
Just wondering what make & model is the laptop? knowing this will greatly help diagnosing part of the issue.
thats so awesome to just be given a laptop. Its none of my business but who was it that gave it to you? friend or relative?
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 9 years ago
Sounds to me like you are trying to copy a program to the laptop so you want to use it there. As you stated your disks are old. If you are trying to copy programs, you cannot do that and expect them to work. This is due to the fact that when you install a program from a set of installation discs, the setup program installs files to multiple areas, and then it makes entries into the registry. You can move the programs files, but the helper files, Dll's, ini's and such may be in a different folder and the program will not run without them. It is also Illegal to put copies of many programs on more than one machine. There are several programs that allow you to have a copy on your pc and laptop.

How networking generally works is that you create a network between 2 machines. By sharing the folders that contain your documents, you can access the documents from multiple locations. The downfall to that is if you have lets say a Microsoft Word file, ending in .doc, then you have to have a licensed copy of Microsoft Word on each machine. In Microsoft Words scenario, you can buy Microsoft Office Home and Student and can place it on up to 3 pc's

Like I told you out at Walmart, just call me when your ready and I can not only set up the network but I can show you how to use it.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10013) 9 years ago
FWIW, I believe Microsoft allows Office to be installed on multiple computers, as Tim said - up to 3 or something for normal version and 5 or something for the cloud 365 version. Would have to check the license though.
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 9 years ago
Microsoft Office sells two different price points. The one you can get for around a hundred is only good for one computer download. If you want three it will cost quite a bit more.
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Posted by mckee (+383) 9 years ago
First off thank you everyone for your help. I've known you for along time Tim so will call first of week. What the problem is as I explained earlier. I have progams I paid for and have the install discs, when an upgrade becames available it tells me and I ok it. No new discs are involved. I just want to be able to use these 2 programs on either computer.

Again thank you all.
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Posted by Dave Eddy (+348) 9 years ago
Hello Tim Wagoner.Are you still working on laptops?If so please call me at 852-0727.Thanks,Dave
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