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Windows 7: How do you add old software that requires a cd and make it inclusive

27 Dec 2013   #1
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
How do you add old software that requires a cd and make it inclusive

I have an educational software made for Windows XP which I know how to install however the software was designed for you to actually use the CD for MP3s and video. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could install it and also include the MP3 and stuff so I don't have to use the CD. Thanks


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27 Dec 2013   #2
Fantail

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Try making a folder same volume name as the cd on your hd, copy the entire cd into it - set up from there.
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27 Dec 2013   #3
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Another option is Virtual Clone Drive. It behaves exactly like a real drive.
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28 Dec 2013   #4
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

thanks to the both of you.
Fantail: The drive is now called, DVD RW Drive (D TL CD would your suggestion imply calling my folder TL CD or....?
whs: Doesn't something like Virtual Clone Drive work on ISO files or something along those lines? In other words I would first have to do the whole CD's contents first as an iso and then take it from there?
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28 Dec 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A virtual CD can be anything that a real CD is.
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29 Dec 2013   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3 View Post
thanks to the both of you.
Fantail: The drive is now called, DVD RW Drive (D TL CD would your suggestion imply calling my folder TL CD or....?
whs: Doesn't something like Virtual Clone Drive work on ISO files or something along those lines? In other words I would first have to do the whole CD's contents first as an iso and then take it from there?
There are freewares that turn a folder into an iso image. Then you can mount it. It appears to the system as an optical drive with a CD or DVD in it.

The one I remember is Folder2ISO but the virtual drive software may already have that functionality built in. Try loading a folder with the program and see what happens.
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29 Dec 2013   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fantail View Post
Try making a folder same volume name as the cd on your hd, copy the entire cd into it - set up from there.
That worked for me with a CD dictionary(back in the day before all was on the web.) I made the folder as you suggest. Plus the dictionary software had an .ini file with the drive letter stored. I just changed that to the HD with the folder. It found words like 10000 times faster(words like hyperbole.)

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