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    Can you install BoardMaker onto a NetBook that has no CD Drive?

    Morning all

    Another day, another question about flippin educational software that doesn't seem to consider real world usage .. lol ..

    Right, we have BoardMaker v6 at my school and it's fine for the computers with a CD Drive, but we have a few NetBooks for the more mobile staff (SLT Primarily) and they occassionally need to make use of BoardMaker when they're out and about, but obviously, no chance of installing it.

    Just wondering if anyone has a figured a workaround for this or not?

    I'm contacting Mayor Johnston too about this, but not expecting a great deal of assistance from them. lol.

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    Could you make an iso of it and the use MagicIso to mount it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Could you make an iso of it and the use MagicIso to mount it?
    I've tried installing it from a mounted ISO (or even copied disk) before now and it's not liked it, but I'll give it another go .. thing is, the flippin thing installs and just uses the CD as a dongle ..

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    Never used BoardMaker, so I'm just guessing here.

    If it's a requirement you have a CD in the drive to install, and can't just run the setup over the network, you could maybe look at something like virtual clone drive which will create a virtual CD drive. You'll just need to mount an ISO image of the CD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasercat View Post
    Never used BoardMaker, so I'm just guessing here.

    If it's a requirement you have a CD in the drive to install, and can't just run the setup over the network, you could maybe look at something like virtual clone drive which will create a virtual CD drive. You'll just need to mount an ISO image of the CD.
    Aye, see my reply above, tried that previously just for installing it instead of having to track down a copy in school (it's one of those install it as many times as you like, but you can only run it with the CD in apps) .. thanks tho ..

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    small usb cdrom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    small usb cdrom?
    Might be the only option .. just trying to avoid buying extra kit such as that because then I might as well of bought them a laptop .. lol ..

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    Boardmaker Studio

    Have you looked into the new Boardmaker Studio? There is a downloadable version of the software.

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    Not much help here but wanted to sympathise with you! The fact it needs the Cd to run is an absolute nightmare! I have to admit i bought an external CD drive for issues like this :/

    Again not much help! But will be watching this thread with interest!

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