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  • I just purchased an ASUS Eee 1000HE netbook. This device does not come with a CD drive. To load software I copy the files to a flash drive and use it as the software source. I am runnning XP.

    So I just installed a copy of Visio and it installed fine and it works as a registered copy should. Now I'm getting messages from OneCare telling me that I need to download a service pack for Visio. When I start the download everything works fine until I am requested for the original disk to validate that I am using a licensed copy. I copy the original disk back to the flash card and when the update asks me for the source disk I point it to the flash drive. Unfortunately the installation of the service pack fails.

    Any ideas on what I need to do to make this work?

    Thanks
    Sam
    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 2:02 PM

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