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    beechf33a Guest

    Default Re: Disable CD Rom requirement

    You can diable the startup video. (read the readme file)
    Anybody know how to disable the startup program portion that requires you to
    insert the CD Rom? If one does a full install, the rom should'nt be needed.
    You CAN'T disable the startup program. The CD Rom must be in the CD drive to
    run CFS. This is a copyright-protection feature installed by Microsoft to CFS.

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    sveny Guest

    Default Re: Disable CD Rom requirement

    You can diable the startup video. (read the readme file)
    Anybody know how to disable the startup program portion that requires you to
    insert the CD Rom? If one does a full install, the rom should'nt be needed.
    You CAN'T disable the startup program. The CD Rom must be in the CD drive to
    run CFS. This is a copyright-protection feature installed by Microsoft to CFS.

    I remove mine after its started and pop in some tunes and it works for me.

    Sven

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    mbaker Guest

    Default Re: Disable CD Rom requirement

    You have GOT to be kidding. With all this cool technology and HUGE hard drives
    for next to nothing, M$ expects me to keep my CD handy to stick into my drive
    because they are paranoid that they didn't get their #@%$ money? I have a
    shelf full of flight sim boxes, ALL OF WHICH I PAID FOR, and I don't like to
    have to keep a CD out just because Bill G. is paranoid he didn't get a few
    dollars to help pay the electricity bill on his 50+ million dollar home. This
    is absolutely amazing. Maybe the CD will just stay in the box and gather dust.
    There. I feel much better now. I just had to say that. We will now return
    to normal programming...

    Mike Baker


    You can diable the startup video. (read the readme file)
    Anybody know how to disable the startup program portion that requires you to
    insert the CD Rom? If one does a full install, the rom should'nt be needed.
    You CAN'T disable the startup program. The CD Rom must be in the CD drive to
    run CFS. This is a copyright-protection feature installed by Microsoft to CFS.


    I remove mine after its started and pop in some tunes and it works for me.

    Sven

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    awheeler Guest

    Default Re: Disable CD Rom requirement

    You have GOT to be kidding. With all this cool technology and HUGE hard drives
    for next to nothing, M$ expects me to keep my CD handy to stick into my drive
    because they are paranoid that they didn't get their #@%$ money? I have a
    shelf full of flight sim boxes, ALL OF WHICH I PAID FOR, and I don't like to
    have to keep a CD out just because Bill G. is paranoid he didn't get a few
    dollars to help pay the electricity bill on his 50+ million dollar home. This
    is absolutely amazing. Maybe the CD will just stay in the box and gather dust.
    There. I feel much better now. I just had to say that. We will now return
    to normal programming...

    Mike Baker

    Mike, CFS accesses the CD-ROM at various times when running so kind of needs
    to be available. I think this is something we're going to have to get used
    to as this software gets more complex. There is so darned much data that
    a complete install to the hard drive is just getting too bulky. A good
    example is the NorthWest Mega Scenery I just installed: A full install to
    avoid the requirement for having the CD-ROM available takes up just over
    .7 gig of HD space. Even with a 25 gig HD about to hit the streets, that's
    getting kind of impractical. I really doubt that MS's primary concern was
    piracy although it would have been nice if we'd had the option of running
    CFS in a reduced feature mode without the need for the CD-ROM in the drive.

    Al

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    petestepanoff Guest

    Default Re: Disable CD Rom requirement

    You have GOT to be kidding. With all this cool technology and HUGE hard drives
    for next to nothing, M$ expects me to keep my CD handy to stick into my drive
    because they are paranoid that they didn't get their #@%$ money? I have a
    shelf full of flight sim boxes, ALL OF WHICH I PAID FOR, and I don't like to
    have to keep a CD out just because Bill G. is paranoid he didn't get a few
    dollars to help pay the electricity bill on his 50+ million dollar home. This
    is absolutely amazing. Maybe the CD will just stay in the box and gather dust.
    There. I feel much better now. I just had to say that. We will now return
    to normal programming...

    Mike Baker

    Geez,

    I hope you are not that animated every time you need to put the ignition key in
    your car to start it. LOL

    Pete S.

  6. #6
    degiorgio Guest

    Default Re: Disable CD Rom requirement

    You have GOT to be kidding. With all this cool technology and HUGE hard drives
    for next to nothing, M$ expects me to keep my CD handy to stick into my drive
    because they are paranoid that they didn't get their #@%$ money? I have a
    shelf full of flight sim boxes, ALL OF WHICH I PAID FOR, and I don't like to
    have to keep a CD out just because Bill G. is paranoid he didn't get a few
    dollars to help pay the electricity bill on his 50+ million dollar home. This
    is absolutely amazing. Maybe the CD will just stay in the box and gather dust.
    There. I feel much better now. I just had to say that. We will now return
    to normal programming...

    Mike Baker

    Geez,

    I hope you are not that animated every time you need to put the ignition key in
    your car to start it. LOL

    Pete S.
    I suppose you also hit Start to stop it!
    John.

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