Use installed program without creating a CD.

September 27, 2011 at 16:18:47
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, I recently copied a CD to my laptop HD. This CD has a small program on it (10 mb). When you insert CD, it asks you to install it. But when you take the CD out, it doesn't work. I already have all the files from the CD (including hidden files) on my laptop HD. The problem is when I try to use installed program, it still asks for CD. How can I use this program without making a CD, directly from my HD? Thanks

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#1
September 27, 2011 at 17:33:15
This is a kind of copy protection to make sure, that you are eligible to use the program.
Depending on the program, you may find a noCD patch for it.
Try googling for your_program_name nocd

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#2
September 27, 2011 at 17:41:16
http://weblogs.asp.net/pleloup/arch...

It may not work in all cases. Some software have tricks to prevent that type of use.

You usually need to make an iso image.

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#3
September 27, 2011 at 17:48:09
Thanks for the responses.

paulsep - it's an education program so I doubt that I will be able to find a no cd patch for it. Would it work if i burned the content on the CD? I am pretty sure I copied all files including hidden files.

jefro - how do i make an iso?


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#4
September 27, 2011 at 18:02:54
How to create an ISO image:
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/231-make-...

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#5
September 27, 2011 at 18:17:09
Tried it, didn't work. I guess there is some sort of protection after all. I should've made an iso from original CD instead of copied folder. meh

Thanks anyways.


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