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tutaekuri
06-05-2003, 10:39 PM
Hi. I've been a subscriber for nearly a year now and became one because I found I was buying them every month for a year before that. I now have a largish pile of free CDs and because I
- use Windows and
- find I have to reinstall it every few months and
- I'm lazy and don't record every program I install
- etc...

I inevitably have to trawl through my free CD catalog trying to find that useful but very elusive application that will save my life. Last time I repaired XP I was asked for my copy of SP1 which, of course, came from the PC World CD - just a little illustration that these CDs are no longer throwaways. They are as important as other installation CDs!

Is there anyone out there who has made a list? I did a search on this site and found a link to one that no longer exists (dammit!).

Perhaps it would be a clever little earner for PC World to sell a CD wallet every year for subscribers to store last year's copies and include an index (card or CD) that you could use to quickly find the app you most desperately need.

exLL
06-05-2003, 10:59 PM
Is this what you are after.
click here (http://mystuff.orcon.net.nz/cdcat/)
Cheers :)

NathanTheKind
07-05-2003, 09:28 AM
> Perhaps it would be a clever little earner for PC
> World to sell a CD wallet every year for subscribers
> to store last year's copies and include an index
> (card or CD) that you could use to quickly find the
> app you most desperately need.

Yes I like that Idea. I second this message!! :)

tutaekuri
12-05-2003, 10:12 PM
> Is this what you are after.
> click
> here (http://mystuff.orcon.net.nz/cdcat/)
> Cheers :)

It would be if the link worked! :) Does this link work for you? If so, what is stopping me from being able to view it?

Murray P
12-05-2003, 10:48 PM
It's busted!

Had thought of an index before while sifting through piles of CD's. Never got round to asking or attempting it myself. A great idea (for someone!).

Cheers Murray P

exLL
12-05-2003, 10:49 PM
> > Is this what you are after.
> > click
> > here (http://mystuff.orcon.net.nz/cdcat/)
> > Cheers :)
>
> It would be if the link worked! :) Does this link
> work for you? If so, what is stopping me from being
> able to view it?

Yes, it did when I posted it as I checked it out after posting, however it is not working for me now either.

If I can manage to find out what is wrong I will post again. If not, then commiserations! ;\

godfather
12-05-2003, 11:45 PM
That link was to a site of a PF1 regular poster, from a long time back.

It did work when you posted it, but has been removed now it appears.

Its a pity its gone west, as it was a very good idea and well done, it would be good if IDG (PC World) recognised the value somehow to allow such a reference to be maintained.

Deebee
13-05-2003, 02:56 AM
I had the same problem finding things for a reinstall, so made up a .doc file called "Reinstall" which lists things I should save to floppies (besides my data files which are backed up to Zip disks), what back-issues of NZ PC World to look in for useful advice, any easily-forgotten procedures I should follow, and which CD-ROMs have the programs I would want to reinstall. Once started, it's a simple task to update this file. And, of course, I print it out and keep it in a file marked "Reinstall" in case it should become inaccessable on my hard drive.

This is quite important for me because I'm still using Windows and Office 95 (invalid beneficiary -- can't afford to upgrade), so many of the small applications I use are on old disks.

Robby
13-05-2003, 08:32 AM
gidday,

have a look here if you like,http://boozet.xepher.net/index.htm visual cd its called its a freebie, and you can catalogue you cds.

cheers,

robby