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How to copy setup from 2 floppies to 1 CD

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I have an old shareware program that takes up 2 floppies.  I need to get this onto a CD so that I can install it to a brand new laptop (no floppy drives available.)  Unfortunately, if I just copy/paste the files to the CD, they don't work.  The installer reports that it cannot open certain key files.  Also, the setup file for the program is setup to search the first and then the second floppy disk in the A drive for the installation files.

Are there any known tricks for transferring these types of setup files to a CD-Rom?  And I'm in a bit of a crunch in terms of time.


Thanks in advance!
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There is the chance that the program needs to be able to edit a file on the disk.

Have you tried copying from the CD to a folder on your hard drive and then installing from there?

Hope this helps!

:o)

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If that fails, you should be able to create an image and mount it as a virtual floppy as described here:
http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html

Hope this helps!

:o)

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The files will be read only on a CDR and need to be on the hard drive
Or try zipping them before putting them to cd and unzip them from the cd to the hard drive

Good Luck
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It is not possible to copy those floppies to any other media, even other floppies.

            These floppies are copy protected and the installation file checks for the protection before installing.


           Have a look at these links for complete understanding of how the floppies you want to copy are protected.

           Altough there are few ways by which you can copy them in other floppies but not in any CD Rom.

          If you want to know how to copy them into another floppies then i can tell you how to do it. But before than I need some information about the floppies you have.

 Have a look at one of the many company which provide that kind of protection.

 Links

http://www.microcosm.co.uk/manuals/cc/helpcontents1.htm        http://www.microcosm.co.uk/manuals/cc/howcopycontrolworks.htm
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I ended up getting it taken care of myself but thanks for the help.
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I'm glad you managed to get this difficulty corrected.

To finalize this question, please post a 0 point question here:
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Cheers!

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Did our comments actually help you? Or did you accept our comments simply to close the question?
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Here Here Bartender_1

What was the result of the "I ended up getting it taken care of myself but thanks for the help." What did you do we would  like to know

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