Storing frequently used CDs to hard drive

  wint 13:22 06 Feb 2003

Good afternoon.

Do I need to use a separate programme in order to use a CD copied to the hard disk or can I simply copy a CD to a folder?

A colleague uses a dictionary all the time which he runs from CD & would like to dispense with the CD and run straight from the HD of his laptop.

  Cordy13 13:26 06 Feb 2003

You probably only have to install a "Virtual CD Drive", there are lots, if you search Google.

  €dstow 13:40 06 Feb 2003

Is your colleague sure that the facility to copy to hard drive isn't already part of the dictionary program?

Most dictionaries that I've seen do allow you to install it on your computer.


  wint 13:46 06 Feb 2003

I am having a look at it this afternoon, I'll see if it can be installed from the CD. Failing that I'll see what other software is available.


  €dstow 13:54 06 Feb 2003

Chambers Dictionary is definitely installable (is that a word?)* as I have it on a machine here together with Harrap- Liris multilanguage dictionary.

If you're on broadband and "always on" there are a number of online dictionaries.


* I'll check in the dictionary!;-))

  wint 23:25 06 Feb 2003

The OED doesn't seem to be "installable" & either is protected or is a faulty disk as it won't copy in Virtual CD either.

Looking further into it.

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