Consolidate 4 program cd's to one DVD

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#1

Hi everyone,

First time posting here.
I’d like to do something but I have no idea if it’s possible.

So I got one of those greeting card programs for my mother. Currently it’s in 4 iso’s which are the 4 cd’s. Install, program and 2 art cd’s. I can burn them to 4 cd’s no problem.

What I’d like to know is if it’s at all possible to burn them all to a single dvd and still have them work correctly. My mother has a habit of losing discs so it comes down to whatever is easiest.


#2

If you burn the 4 .ISO files on the dvd and mount them in 4 seperate virtual cd drives using something like Virtual Clone drive and the program can work with 4 different drive letters, then you’re ok.


#3

I had a feeling that would be the suggestion. It would probably be easier to just burn the images to separate cds in that case.


#4

[QUOTE=Reaper1242;2539842]I had a feeling that would be the suggestion. It would probably be easier to just burn the images to separate cds in that case.[/QUOTE]

Indeed. Why not make a backup of the cd’s and store the original discs somehwere your mother cannot harm them? :slight_smile:


#5

I do that now with everything. That house is like the black hole of installation disks.


#6

[QUOTE=Reaper1242;2539842]It would probably be easier to just burn the images to separate cds in that case.[/QUOTE]That lies in the eye of the beholder :wink:
If you’d install a (free) virtual drive software like DVDFab Virtual drive (or the already mentioned Virtual Clone Drive) your mother won’t need to grapple with discs at all.

e.g. you create 2 (or 3, i don’t know whether one of the install discs needs to be present when starting the greeting card app) virtual drives in DVDFab Virtual drive, mount the 2 Art CD ISOs. Then open settings and tick “Mount last image automatically”.
This way your mother has to operate nothing at the Virtual drive software at all.


#7

That could also work. I’ll give that a try.
Thanks


#8

Then open settings and tick “Mount last image automatically”.
That sounds like a very cool feature! :bow:


#9

I’ve never used Virtual CloneDrive, to be honest.
Just browsed Google Images for “Virtual CloneDrive” and there is an option to “Automount last Image” as well.
Still full freedom of choice :wink: