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Force installation from "Autorun" file?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ycaldwell, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. ycaldwell

    ycaldwell Thread Starter

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    Our individual workstations do not have CD drives. We install all of our software from the file server CD drive. Normally, I just find the Setup or Autorun file & am able to install software to the individual workstations.

    I am trying to install some new software to the workstations, but when I click on Autorun nothing happens. I can't find a Setup file on the CD. Is there a way to force the installation to start when Autorun doesn't work?
     
  2. brendandonhu

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    Is the autorun file a .exe file or a .inf?

    If its a .inf open it in notepad.
    Find the line

    OPEN=XXXXXX.EXE

    The part after the = is the setup/installation file that you should find on the CD and run.
     
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