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Old 09-06-2006, 09:51 PM   #14
Steve Rindsberg
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At its simplest, you just need an AutoRun.INF file in the root of the CD.

I use one like so:

open=launch open readme.htm

This tells Windows:
Run the program called LAUNCH.EXE in the current CD directory
Open the file readme.htm in the default application for htm files

This depends on there also being another handy little program on the cd, launch.exe ... have a look here for more info and a link. It's free.


Bear in mind that ...

- AutoRun won't work on Macs

- It may not work on PCs, which can be set not to auto run from CD (you'll want to supply printed instrux ... "If this CD doesn't start automatically when you insert it, open it in My Computer and blah de blah de bloop de blah"

- Auto running a PDF won't work if the user doesnt' already have Acrobat or Reader installed.

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