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How to copy installation/setup from 3 floppies to 1 CD

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I have an old program - Ascend 5.0 - that I run on my desktop. I want to run it on my laptop also but it is on 3 floppies and my laptop does not have a floppy drive. Can I somehow get it on a CDR so I can install it on my laptop? Many thanks.
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Usually if you create a a folder for each disk in the root of the CD it will install fine...

Contents of the CD:
disk1
disk2
disk3

and start the install from disk1
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If that doesn't work then try putting the files all in folder and running the install that way.
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by:2c00l
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another quicker way is to put removable/thumb drive. Name the folders as simsjrg suggested and copy each disks into its folders.


good luck
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by:khallsea
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I'm doing okay getting it onto the CD and getting it to start the install. As it goes through the steps it ask to enter the source and destination paths for setup, with default being D:\ as the source path and C:\Ascend50 as the destination path. These are fine so I check Continue.

It then generates an error message saying - Tried to create an invalid path using 'D:\' and 'ole2.dl_' I don't know if it is searching for a missing file on the CD or if I have some file on my laptop that is corrupted.
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by:Scott C
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It sounds like it's trying to create some sort of temporary directory.

Since a CD is read-only this won't work.

Try copying the install files to your HD and then run the installation.
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by:Machin__Shin
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Worst come to worst buy a USB Floppy drive. They are pretty cheap.
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