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How 2 install a program to read from harddrive instead of CD

by magers / February 18, 2005 3:19 AM PST

I have plenty of harddrive space and I would like to make my computer life easier. One of these little annoyances is that I have to put my CDS in the drive each time I want to use that program. I would like to be able to click on my Dictionary or Expedia Streets and Trips or Encarta encyclopedia and have them load from the harddrive without having to put the CD in. How can I do this? Thanks for everyones help.

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Is that option offered during the install???
by Ray Harinec / February 18, 2005 3:41 AM PST

Look at the install process again, carefully, it is possible that at least one of them may offer it.

Mt Printmaster offers it AFTER the program is installed in the options section. Allows putting the six CD's on the hard drive.

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did you install from the Hdd?
by reefurbb / February 18, 2005 11:14 PM PST

Copywriting may not allow installing from the Hdd where you copied the CD. Some don't allow use of a copied CD as it doesn't have the proper ID. Some don't allow browsing to the Hdd to find the files, after error message that the CD is not loaded.
Be advised to partition your Hdd to load entire CD's. This allows faster scandisk-defrag of main OS partition, also you only have to restore C: instead of the whole Hdd and lose all else you loaded.

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If the application doesn't offer an option...
by Edward ODaniel / February 18, 2005 11:21 PM PST
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