installing games to hard drive

September 6, 2005 at 20:52:04
Specs: windows xp pro, pentium 3 600, 256mb

i have a computer for my sons that they use for games. i would like to copy the games to the hard drive to eliminate handling the cd's. i have used the copy and paste commands to do this. i then install the game using the hard drive copy. a very few games will run this way. the rest continue to ask for the cd in order to run. is there any way around this? i had heard of people installing operating system files to the hard drive so the cd won't be needed if installing additional features like windows fax. i thought this would solve the problem of damaged cd's but only a select few games will work this way. am i doing something wrong and is there a workaround?

David Schuetze

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September 7, 2005 at 04:27:18

The Most common way gamers avoid putting in their game cd's is by using "cracked" .exe files.

You can download them from the sites below.

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September 9, 2005 at 07:05:24

The way I get to play games on my computer without the need to use a CD is by using a NoCD patch. The site I like to go to is, on the left column, click on "Trainers" and click on the appropriate letter for your game. Once there, click on "Game Patch" (I think) and you should have a list of NoCD patches. The instructions on how to use it SHOULD be on the zipped file. Good Luck.

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