I mate of mine at work just got himself a Panasonic Toughbook, model cf 27.
It had no CD-rom.
He has a fairly up to date PC at home, USB 2, XP-home, etc. He wants to use this lap-top when working on site, with our diagnostic software loaded on, to enanble him to go on site and use the diagnostic programs. our company provide a PC for on site use, but it is a full PC, not a note-book. Monitor/Keyboard/system box. Needs Mains power etc.
The diagnostic prog comes on two CD's.
He wants to connect his new (to him) lap-top to his own pc, at home, and install the diagnostic software on the lap-top. conection speed is not a problem- once the program installed all he's gotta do is update from time to time.
Is there a way of using the USB Port on both systems to do this? He is already miffed at having to pay for his own lap-top, so don't want to spend £££££ on connecting it to his pc, which already has the CD's copied onto it, and the software installed.
If he as USB on the Laptop, You can get a USB to USB link Cable from a computer fair for about £16 with drivers, these are normally on a CD but could be put onto Floppy the drivers and software are loaded to each computer then the usb Bridge cable is connected to both comps. You then have to start the software on each computer ICON on the desktop it will then allow you to transfer files so that you could transfer CD contents then run Setup from the files you move. This would not be any good if it depended on a CD being in the Drive like a Encyclopaedia. The program files that where moved to the laptop could then be deleted when the software was loaded