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Burning data question

by D nice / November 8, 2004 2:00 AM PST

i am haing trouble burning programs that are on my hard drive to disc... i have them in .zip files, regular .exe files, and folders, and cannot find a program that will burn these formats to cd.. any ideas???

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Re: Burning data question
by TONI H / November 8, 2004 2:42 AM PST
In reply to: Burning data question

what program are you using now, and what type of error message do you get when you try to burn them?

TONI

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Re: Burning data question
by D nice / November 8, 2004 2:49 AM PST

i am trying to use real player (as a data file) and 2 other free burning programs off of downloads.com, and all eem to say that the file i am attempting to put in to the burning program is not compatible with the software..... is there a better way to do this, better program? is nero worth it? i just want to get this music program on to a disc, and i have it in .exe files, as well as a .zip file.
thank you for the help...
Derek

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Burning "data" question
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 2:52 AM PST

Here's what I use -> http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

Remember that PROGRAMS do not move that way anymore. You can get the files onto the CDR, but it's very unlikely any of today's programs will run off that CDR or move to another machine.

Bob

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Re: Burning "data" question
by D nice / November 8, 2004 2:55 AM PST

what about .zip files? and what if the program is contained in the .zip files? i received the program in an email attachment and it worked fine.....
(the program is out of date and cannot be bougth anymore, im not trying to bootleg anything)

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Re: Burning "data" question
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 3:00 AM PST

You can place a "file" of any type on a DATA CD. It matters not the type.

Again, remember that some want to move an installed program from one PC to another and that is beyond the realm of this discussion.

Bob

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