Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Question SignLab 10 without a disc drive?

Discussion in 'Signlab' started by Jo Hill, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Jo Hill

    Jo Hill Member

    Aug 22, 2019
    Memphis, TN
    I got a new MSI lab top from my wife for Christmas. The specs are pretty good but I just realized the darn thing doesn’t have a disc drive.. WilI be able to successfully purchase and download this product on my new laptop without having a CD drive or is a drive required?

    I emailed Cadlink but figured I’d ask here as well. I will post there reply when received.

    thank you :)

    Attached Files:

  2. jimdtg

    jimdtg Member

    Jun 18, 2017
    Some places in earth
    You really don't need CD Drive, software and driver can be downloaded from their website and its server. Your laptop has USB port and just need plug hardware key in your laptop and use Signlab.
    • Like Like x 1
  3. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    As jimdtg mentioned, it shouldn't be a problem, especially if going to purchase a new one.

    Now, for those using legacy versions of the software (or any other software), and still have an optical drive, I would suggest using disc ripping/burning software and create ISO images. Just about any modern OS will treat an ISO image as a virtual drive. Depending on how old said software is, may not still run, but at least that will get around the no optical drive concern.
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Lawton, OK
    You can buy a portable/external DVD-R/RW drive, which can connect to a notebook computer via USB, for around $20-$30. Higher end external drives that can read and write Blu-ray discs are available as well.
    • Pure Genius! Pure Genius! x 1
  5. Jo Hill

    Jo Hill Member

    Aug 22, 2019
    Memphis, TN
    Yes all our software is also downloadable.

    Best Regards,

    David McCrossan
    Cadlink Technology Corp.
    Inside Sales & Dealer Support
    101-2150 Thurston Drive
    Ottawa, ON K1G5T9

Share This Page