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Coping a CD to A HD, and using it....


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#1 acklan

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 07:03 PM

How do I copy a cd to a HD and use it as if it were still on the cd. I want to place the games on a machine at home so the kids can play without sharing computers. I have a server (Dual 550mhz 1gb RAM) I will be installing it on. The kids will access it through the LAN. The kids want Quake (heard it's a monster shooting game).


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Posted 30 March 2005 - 07:48 PM

The utility i use is called daemon-tools

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:40 PM

I have been looking for one of these myself. I hate having to put my game cd's in. I found what Grinler was talking about and here is a link:
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_soft...aemon_tools.cfm
and here is the homepage of the product:
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/index.php

Hope this helps im downloading it as I type.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 09:31 PM

Since this is new ground for me is there any recomendation? The games will only be ran on the this machine, not played. Before I start give me some advice Do's and Don'ts.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:14 PM

Use daemon tools...yuou will still need the cd in most cases for the copy protection but sometimes you may not

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 12:42 AM

It listed most Windows but Windows NT4. Do you know if it supports NT4? Never gone into this part of computering before.

HP LC3 Dual 500mhz , 1gb RAM , Windows NT4 sp6a. 3-18gb SCSI HD. (FYI)


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Posted 31 March 2005 - 02:10 PM

It should work..give it a try

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 05:13 PM

Nope. It does not work with NT4. I was trying Rainbow 6, and Doom(Org.)


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Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:20 PM

Actually I told you the wrong information. Daemontools is for running cd images off your hard drive. Look for a program called virtual cd

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:39 PM

That was exactly what I wanted. I would not have to insert the cd everytime the kids want to play a game. I want to store the cd image on a NAS(6 bay/18gb drives). I just want to load any game the kids want to play on their computer onto the server/NAS . Reduce the chance of cd damage. But the other utility will also be very handy. I already knew about the copy utility. Thanks for your research.
Would you know where I could aquire a inexpensive(legal) copy of 2000 server?

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:19 PM

Unfortunately not :thumbsup:

Why not upgrade it to xp ? Only 99 bucks




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