1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Got a Good Idea?

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by topband, Aug 15, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. topband

    topband Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Hi , I'm trying to find an auto installer for CD ROm project I'm building on the mini CD (185 mb). Does anyone know of an installer, reasonably priced, that, when you place the CD rom and proceed....it self installs without prompts and the user ends up with an icon (shortcut) on the their desktop that they can right click to unistall, but runs that small 185 mb file off of their hard drive .
    Please email me at [email protected] if you have info on that and thanks for your time

    JH
     
  2. Corrosive

    Corrosive

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2003
    Messages:
    1,058
    You can't do it without prompts: it's a security risk.
     
  3. topband

    topband Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    thanks for your reply
    JH
     
  4. brendandonhu

    brendandonhu

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    14,681
    You could use an autorun.inf file to automatically run the installer when the CD is put in the drive.
     
  5. pincmonkey

    pincmonkey Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Messages:
    173
    he's right you could do a autorun..... if you want a easy plug it in and its done you could self-code a autorun prog. but otherwise you should have a autorun that points to s etup program with minimal options
     
  6. topband

    topband Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    thanks for your reply ... I thought that was the answer , can you suggest some good freeware or cheap software to do it
    JH
     
  7. brendandonhu

    brendandonhu

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    14,681
  8. topband

    topband Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Thanx brendan...this CD autorun has to initiate an installer as well but there are serious size limitations of the installer cause the whole project resides on a 185 mb disc. Seen any really small ez solutions anywhere?

    Take care
     
  9. brendandonhu

    brendandonhu

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    14,681
    What does the installer need to do?
    If it just needs to copy files to the hard drive, you could create a Self Extracting Archive with WinZip.
     
  10. NameTooLong

    NameTooLong

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    325
    Yeah, Self Extraction Archive and a shortcut to a batch file on the desktop to remove it all...
     
  11. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/156162

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice