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    Cool How to have auto run for a program install on a CD?

    For a seniors computing group we are wanting to give them a copy of a genealogy program on a CD. How do you have it so that the setup exe runs automatically when they insert the disk?
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    Default Re: How to have auto run for a program install on a CD?

    Have a look at this

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    Default Re: How to have auto run for a program install on a CD?

    Open notepad and copy/paste these 2 lines in it

    [autorun]
    open=setup.exe

    then save the file as autorun.inf

    (change the "save as filetype" dropdown from text to all files first, else it will be saved as a textfile and will not work!)

    place this in the root folder of CD along with your setup.exe etc

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    Default Re: How to have auto run for a program install on a CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by bevy121 View Post
    Open notepad and copy/paste these 2 lines in it

    [autorun]
    open=setup.exe

    then save the file as autorun.inf

    (change the "save as filetype" dropdown from text to all files first, else it will be saved as a textfile and will not work!)

    place this in the root folder of CD along with your setup.exe etc
    To have an icon appear in place of the normal one in Windows Explorer, add
    icon=*filename here*.ico

    To change the label of the disc, add
    label=*label here*


    To autorun non-EXE files (eg a PDF, HTML files etc), download this.
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    Default Re: How to have auto run for a program install on a CD?

    Thanks for your help – made that file:
    [autorun]
    open=setup.exe
    and saved as autorun.inf and then put that file and setup.exe onto a CD but does not start up when the disk is inserted. If go into Windows Explorer and click on that drive then the install starts fine.
    What am I missing?
    Many thanks
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    Default Re: How to have auto run for a program install on a CD?

    Finalise it

    Just as long as autorun.inf isnt in a folder, it should boot, when you eject it and put it back in the cd.
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 23-02-2008 at 12:28 PM.

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    Default Re: How to have auto run for a program install on a CD?

    OK got it sorted - tried it on anoth PC and worked fine - closed the CD burning application and worked fine!!
    Thanks for your help
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