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Technical problem with 25 year collection of FSM magazine

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  • Member since
    February, 2017
Technical problem with 25 year collection of FSM magazine
Posted by stevewood on Friday, February 17, 2017 9:06 AM

My computer died and my new one doesn't have a DVD drive. How can I install my 25 Year Colllection which came on DVDs.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:07 PM

Some small portable DVD players come with HDMI connectors on them. My laptop has the space for an HDMI to plug in. Our DVD player plugs in to the TV with the HDMI connection. If your computer has an HDMI port like ours does, you should be able to connect your DVD player to your computer and then download it. 

I got this info from my wife who is the computer expert in this house Wink. The book "Computers for Dummies" is way way over my head. 

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:34 PM

You can go to your local library and copy the DVD onto a memory stick. Once on memory stick transfer to new computer. 8G or higher memory stick should be fine for size.

Or you can buy an external DVD drive that plugs into new computer via USB. If you have other DVD's you want to transfer to new computer, this would be the best choice.

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    January, 2015
Posted by Radial9 on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:24 AM

Alternatively, you can copy both DVD's to a 16G thumbdrive, install the application on your computer (laptop) and leave the thumbdrive in the USB slot and the issues will be viewable. I have a Surface 4 with no DVD drive. Works fine as long as I leave the thumbdrive in the USB slot. I'm not a big fan of digital editions, but at 33 cents an issue, it's a great value. There is a vast volume of useful articles that will take me quite some time to digest.

Cheers,

Bob

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by Radial9 on Friday, March 10, 2017 11:51 AM

Sprue Brothers is running a 25% off Spring cleaning sale and has this DVD at "about" $67 with the discounts. It has been my experiece all the techinical articles from a few decades ago are well worth the price for this DVD set. Don't look to the publisher for any help or feedback in getting it permanently installed on a diskless Surface. They didn't return my emails or calls, all four of them. But having the DVD should present no problems running the software.

Cheers,

Bob

  • Member since
    February, 2017
Posted by ugamodels on Friday, March 10, 2017 8:24 PM

Speaking of looking to the publisher, I wish we could get the newer editions in a form to add to the electonic batch, so they would be searchable and I wouldn't have to keep all the paper around! 

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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    November, 2016
Posted by Gerhard on Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:53 AM
The subscription is available in digital format.
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    June, 2013
  • From: Jax, FL
Posted by Viejo on Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:01 PM

Gerhard
The subscription is available in digital format.
 

There is no way to access the current digital editions from the 25 year package.

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