I'm thinking of buying a basic laptop with no optical drive, and would need to load MS Office onto it. I have it on CD - could I simply copy the CD onto a 1Gb memory stick, then use that to load the MS s'ware onto the laptop?
The only issue would be that the autostart wont function but you should be able to navigate to the setup.exe file.
A more techier ( is that a word? ) way of doing it would be to create an ISO of the original disk, copy that onto the laptop's HDD from the pen and then mount it using Daemon Tools.
Yes, just copy all contents of the CD to its own folder on the memory stick. Then on the PC just navigate to the folder and run the setup.exe as Mark says. I store my Office setup files on a shared network drive and install them from there, it's the same thing really.