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A brother in my congregation just got a Windows 8 tablet. It looks like the Microsoft Surface and is running Windows 8 Pro, so it should be possible to install Watchtower Library on the device, as well as ANY other Windows compatible program.

 

The question is, how is this done?.... since most software comes from the store on a CD or DVD.

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You will need to copy the files from the CD to a USB flash drive or memory card, and install from that.  Of course that means you need a PC or laptop to do that (and a helpful friend!).  Or if it has a USB port, then use a external USB CD-Rom drive.

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If it has Windows 8 Pro than chances are that it has a USB port. As Jonathan mentioned, I would go with an external USB drive. They are very easy to use and many modern laptops are also leaving out disc drives so it's a good investment.

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Yes the surface pro has full windows 8.x on it.

Jonathan77 reply is simplest - however if you don't have an external cd/dvd drive you can jury rig an internal drive

with an adapter kit or the connection part of an external hard drive ( 5 inch ).

Have done this when needed a DVD drive for an older computer - used a dual ide/sata connector

with separate power adapter and a spare ide dvd drive. works great.

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A tablet running Windows 8 is a PC. Both will act as host devices and try to connect the other as a slave device. That's why one usually doesn't connect a laptop to a desktop via USB.

 

Okay, so scratch that idea. 

 

I probably understand where Dages was coming from. With an Android tablet, connecting them is just that easy.

 

 

You will need to copy the files from the CD to a USB flash drive or memory card, and install from that.  Of course that means you need a PC or laptop to do that (and a helpful friend!).  Or if it has a USB port, then use a external USB CD-Rom drive.

 

I have an ASUS tablet running Windows 8. I loaded Watchtower Library by putting the files on a mini SD card.

 

Okay, so it sounds like I can copy the CD files and folders (maintaining their directory structure) over to a USB Drive or SD Card, plug this external storage device into the Windows Surface Tablet, and run the setup file from there.

 

Is this correct?

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Okay, so it sounds like I can copy the CD files and folders (maintaining their directory structure) over to a USB Drive or SD Card, plug this external storage device into the Windows Surface Tablet, and run the setup file from there.

 

Is this correct?

 

 

Yes, I copied the whole CD to a folder on my USB thumb-drive and have run many installations directly from the thumb-drive and it works great.

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A brother in my congregation just got a Windows 8 tablet. It looks like the Microsoft Surface and is running Windows 8 Pro, so it should be possible to install Watchtower Library on the device, as well as ANY other Windows compatible program.

 

The question is, how is this done?.... since most software comes from the store on a CD or DVD.

Hi Brother I too have a Windows 8 tablet with Watchtower Library installed on it. What I did is access my computer CD drive over the network and installed it from there. Works great!

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