I have Coastal Explorer CD but just got a laptop without an optical drive

How can I install Coastal Explorer on a laptop without an optical drive? I purchased a CD version.

Hello DebiV. Welcome!

Just download the installer from our website. Here’s a link that takes you straight to the right page:

Thank you. Guessing then I will enter my product key that came with the CD somewhere on the 10 day trial version.

Yes. When you start Coastal Explorer on the new computer, it will have a choice to “Activate.” Clicking that will make it clear where you enter the Product ID.