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EQ7: Installing EQ7 From a USB if Your Computer Has No CD Drive

My computer does not have a CD drive for installing

Installing EQ7 from a USB thumbdrive can allow EQ7 to be run on computers that do not have a CD/DVD ROM drive. This requires a blank USB thumbdrive with at least 750 MB free space.

Copying the EQ7 CD to a USB thumbdrive

  1. Take the EQ CD to another computer, put it in, and cancel installation if it starts.
  2. Go to START > (My) Computer.
  3. Right-click the CD/DVD ROM drive and choose Open or Explore. You should be able to see all the files and folders on the CD.
  4. Press CTRL+A on your keyboard to select all.
  5. Press CTRL+C on your keyboard to copy the files and folders.
  6. Go to the drive letter name for the USB thumbdrive and press CTRL+V on your keyboard to paste the copied files onto the USB thumbdrive.

Installing EQ7 from the USB thumbdrive

  1. On the computer you want to install EQ7 on, insert the USB thumbdrive you’ve copied the EQ7 install CD to.
  2. Go to START > (My) Computer. (On Win 8 hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and click the E key, bring up Explorer.)
  3. Right-click the USB thumbdrive letter name and choose Open or Explore. You should be able to see all the files and folders on the USB thumbdrive.
  4. Press CTRL+A on your keyboard to select all.
  5. Press CTRL+C on your keyboard to copy the files and folders.
  6. Create a new folder on your desktop by right-clicking an empty spot on your desktop, and choosing NEW > Folder.
  7. Open the new folder
  8. Press CTRL+V on your keyboard to paste copied files and folders into your new folder.
  9. Run the EQ7 installation from the new folder. The setup launcher is different depending on if this is a copy of EQ7 or EQ7 Upgrade:
    • If you have the light blue EQ7 Upgrade CD:
      • Open the new folder and find the EQ7SETUP file that is an application file (it will look like white arrows on a lt. blue field, and says “setup launcher” when you hover the mouse over it).
      • Double-click EQ7SETUP to start the installation.
    • If you have the dark blue EQ7 CD:
      • Open the new folder and find the SETUP file that is an application file (it will look like white arrows on a lt. blue field, and says “setup launcher” when you hover the mouse over it).
      • Double-click SETUP to start the installation.

Note:

You may request a free EQ7 Upgrade download link from Tech Support. Or, for a small fee, you can request a copy of this product formatted on a USB. Both options prevent you from having to to copy the files yourself. Contact our office for more information.