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Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: spacescape
Date: May 21, 2013 06:57PM
Setting up my moms new iMac at the office and went to load her new MS office and then remembered she didn't have a optical drive... Guess I should of spent the extra $50 and got an external super drive... So, I went to download it from MS's site and I was told "this license does not allow for a digital download" (or something like that). So, I tried to download the demo so I could activate it... No luck.

So, what are my options? Share the disc from the older 17" iMac? Buy a superdrive?
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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: decay
Date: May 21, 2013 07:01PM
you can make a DMG from the older imac, then copy it to the new iMac.



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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 21, 2013 07:01PM
install via the old TDM standard, or create a disk image and dropbox it, or similar digital swap to the iMac.


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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: May 21, 2013 07:03PM
> So, I tried to download the demo so I could activate it... No luck.

Huh?

I do that all the time.

...Anyway, easy peasy: Get both iMacs on the same network and copy the installer from the disc via filesharing. The Office installer doesn't need to be on its original media to work.
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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: weapon
Date: May 21, 2013 07:07PM
What decay said.

Best way.

Just did it for an MB Air last week. The new app store blows for corporate.
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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 21, 2013 07:11PM
If you do decide to buy an external optical drive, I think bestbuy has (had?) one on sale for $29. Will work fine with an iMac. That is if you want to get it in a store right away.

If you can wait, newegg has one for $17 + free shipping: [www.newegg.com]





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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: Rolando
Date: May 21, 2013 07:38PM
Until I got the latest version I was running vX. it was an upgrade only version I purchased at Goodwill in 2004. Before Installing, it would need to find an oder version of Office. So I kept copied my Office 98 folder and kept it on the same thumbdrive I placed an image of the vX disc.



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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: May 21, 2013 07:55PM
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spacescape
So, what are my options? Share the disc from the older 17" iMac?

Yep!

Just enable DVD/CD Sharing on the Mac with the built-in optical drive, insert the Office Install disc, then access it on the new iMac.

Works like a charm.
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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: decay
Date: May 21, 2013 09:01PM
i think MS removed the downloadable demo.

you can't get office from them without creating an account and logging into it with the license code.



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Re: Installing MS Office 2011 on an iMac with no Optical Drive...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: May 21, 2013 09:59PM
Just download the installer from iTunes.



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