Internet connectivity ‘saves’ the day

After recently changing laptops, and as fate would have it, I arrived at a week long event minus one of the software packages I needed later in the week and no install CDs handy.

No problem, I can download the installer files I require. So, I fire up my laptop, connect to the internet and download the files. It turns out the files were stored as a disk image (.iso) file. Normally, you would burn this file to a CD for use. I did not have CDs with me.

No problem, a little Internet searching led me to a free utility to extract the files with CD burning as part of the process. After downloading the file and a virus check, I installed the file extract program and obtained the installer files I needed from the image file.

Now I am back in business and installed the software I required and ready to finish preparing some materials required for Wednesday. As part of the process, I was also able to obtain an update for the drivers for a USB MIDI device from the Roland site in Japan.

None of this problem solving could have happened without Internet based resources and search capabilities. Three cheers for internet connectivity!!!

~ Mark

One thought on “Internet connectivity ‘saves’ the day”

  1. It’s good that you were able to resolve your problems. I look at those who have not embraced the technology of updating though. These are the folks who are open to attack, using drivers that are out of date and may not even function, or are missing a world of supporting pieces of software to put use over the top.

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