Transferring apps to another computer

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  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    One computer which I use almost daily has internet access, but no application through which to access it. Is there any way I can put something like Safari on it? I'm currently on a Mac, and the computer in mention is a PC, but I didn't know if I could burn a CD or something to install a browser on it...
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If it's a PC running Windows, it should have Internet Explorer on it, as part of the Windows installation. If it's not there and you have the installation/restore discs that came with it, you should be able to install it from those. After that, you can download Safari or Firefox and install.
     
  3. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Does that computer have Real Player installed? Do you have a flash drive?
     
  4. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It used to, but someone deleted IE, and I don't know where the discs are...
     
  5. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    You can download Safari for Windows as long as you use a Windows computer to download it - otherwise if you're on a Mac it will only let you download the Mac version. Then put the installer or whatever it is on a flash drive or other some sort of transferrable media
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Or download Firefox for Windows on the Mac. It should be just one executable file that you can transfer by network, USB stick or CDR
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Internet Explorer does have its own installer.

    I'm still going to suggest FireFox via flash drive though.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can download Safari for Windows, using a Mac, by using this link.
     
  9. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    Very nice - I didn't even think about that - I was referring to Apple's website
     
  10. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    Why not set the two computers up as a network?

    Then copy what you want from your Mac to PC across the network. A bit faster than trying to burn CD's etc.

    Once you've got your broswer installed you can just share your internet connection and printers etc. between your computers.
     
  11. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    It's possible that only the link was deleted. Try going to C:/Program Files/Internet Explorer to see if it's there.
     
  12. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the internet explorer folder is still there when i checked; what should i look for in it? the app isn't there... it needs to be installed.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To verify if the app is still installed, click Start > Run > iexplore
     
  14. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    that worked... thank you so much! :D
     

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