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Can't activate my downloaded progs in DRIVE

  1. #11

    Hear what you say, but I cannot copy or drag any of those progs to my desktop or stick, so I assume I need to download all again from net, and save to my hard drive then stick for backup.

    Not very impressed with Drive/cloud/google docs, more trouble than they are worth, but only my opinion of course.

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  2. #12

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    I kind of agree with you really. I did use Google drive in the past but it always used too much CPU so I abandoned it. My son uses it though as his school insists...

    If you only have something on Google Drive then for sure you'll have to download it - either from there or wherever you got it from in the first place which will probably be quicker.

    Sorry I can't give you a better answer but you do need the .exe on your computer - that is for sure.
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  3. #13

    Thanks for your input< I have convinced myself to ignore drive once I have sort out new downloads.
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  4. #14

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    1. Google Docs is a free, web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service
    2. Google Drive is a storage service offered by Google. It is the same as SkyDrive ( now it's called OneDrive) offered by Microsoft.

    To download your files from Google Drive. You'll need to put a check mark on each item then click on More->Download. See screen shot
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    Another option is to install the Google Drive in your PC then you'll have a Google Drive Icon in the task bar which you can synchronize files between your PC & Google Drive using Drag & Drop. See Screen Shot

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    Hope this Helps !!!
    Last edited by topgundcp; 26 Apr 2014 at 03:47.
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  5. #15

    Hi There

    Solved my problem, have installed Open Office for my WP and Excel, started downloading various progs I need, and will back all on sticks, so a happy bunny, goodbye to drive etc.
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