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autorunning a cd

By BarryVG ·
I need to create a cd with some common programs that will be used by non-techie types. I'd like the cd to autorun and then open only a single window which will contain shortcuts to the respective programs. The users won't need to see the respective application files. Can get the cd to autorun, but what instructions to use to get it to open a single window?

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by BFilmFan In reply to autorunning a cd

Do you mean you want the shortcuts to open in a command menu in DOS?

How to Make DOS Menus:

http://http-server.carleton.ca/~dmcfet/menu.html

Or in an Internet Explorer browser window?

http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/_MENU.html

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by jonno112 In reply to autorunning a cd

You can grab the autorun.inf of another cd and edit that or create your own with notepad and then just change the .txt to inf and place that on the cd.

For eg;
[autorun]
open=program.html

So when inserted the cd will open a user friendly web page Programs.html which has links to the EXEs on the cd and you can even have instructions.

Hope that helps.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to autorunning a cd

Yes, you need to create a autorun.inf file on the root of the CD.
But, it cannot be a data file (such as a html file in one answer) but a program.
If you create the shortcuts in the root of the CD you could set autorun to open explorer on the root of the CD e.g.
open=explorer.exe \

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