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Hello,

I have an application which my friend ftp-ed to me. I am trying to install this application and I am getting the message, that "Installer must be launched from a CD-ROM". Does this mean I need to have the actual CD itself to install the application?
Is there a workaround for this?

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Question by:kamur
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by:sunray_2003
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Hi kamur,

if the application has been developed by your friend, ask him /her to send the entire package.
if he/she has got the CD, then FTP the entire CD contents to your machine and then run

SR..
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by:pjcrooks2000
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Can you tell me in what format the app was sent to you in?  was it a zip or an ISO etc i?

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by:kamur
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No, the application is not developed by my friend. However, he mentioned he had dumped all the cd contents. I am double checking that...It was folder with exes, that was ftp-ed.

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cyrusuncc earned 100 total points
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use daemon tools to "emulate" the cd

http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/portal.php

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by:cyrusuncc
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oh yeah, the disc must be in an image format like .iso or something...

have your friend make an iso image of the disk to send to you.  I think nero burning rom can use the "image writer" instead of an actual cdrw.
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by:cyrusuncc
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here's a quick tutorial on how to make the iso with nero

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=245

after you get that image, run daemon tools and mount the image as a cd/dvd drive.

your computer with "think" it has a new cd/dvd drive with that disc inserted..
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by:bmhydro420
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you may also need to use emulation features to emulate copy protection schemes depending on the disk to be on the safe side right hand click on the daemon tools icon in the right hand corner and set all emulation options.  This will not effect the disc emulation if it is not protected but if your getting a message chances it is.
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by:kamur
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I was able to resolve this following cyrusuncc's suggestions. Thanks Much for the comments.
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