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Xp installations i am trying to install a program and all the files are the hard drive and when i try to install it, it says please insert cd how can i change it so it looks for the installation files in my documents/...... PLZ HELP =|

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what exactly is the program you are trying to install ?

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More than likely it is part of the protection for the game, I bet you need the disc to play it as well.

Heres how to get round it.

Download ImgBurn form here

http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

This will allow you to make a disc image from the files.

Next download Daemon tools lite from here

http://www.filehippo.com/download_daemon_tools/

This will create a virtual drive on your PC and allow you to mount the image.

Your PC now thinks there is a physical disc in a physical drvie.

Post a comment if you need more help.

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Look for brows option and select the desired folder

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