Mac MM: How to Run Program Without CD-ROM

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The information in this article explains how to install the multimedia programs listed at the top of this article directly to your hard drive. This lets you run the program without using the compact disc.

NOTE: Installing any Microsoft program as a network installation without a multiple workstation license agreement is violation of the Microsoft Licensing Agreement.


The procedure offers improved performance, but requires a large amount of free hard drive space.
Program              Required Drive Space
-------              --------------------

Bookshelf 1995       570 MB
Encarta 1995         645 MB
NOTE: You should only use this procedure on computers with large-capacity hard drives in situations where fast performance is critical.

Installing The Compact Disc

To install the entire compact disk to your hard drive, do the following:

  1. Open the compact disc and double-click the Installer or Setup icon. This places the program and system files onto your hard drive.
  2. When the installation completes, locate the Data folder on the compact disc and copy the following data folders to your hard drive.
       Product           Data Folders
       --------          ------------
       Bookshelf 1995    Books
       Encarta 1995      Encarta Files
  3. Drag these folders directly to your hard drive. The copy process takes some time. These folders must remain directly on the hard drive; they cannot be placed within other folders.
  4. Rename your hard drive. Name the hard drive using the exact same name as the program compact disc.
The multimedia program now runs on your computer without requiring the compact disc.


Article ID: 139392 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
  • Microsoft Bookshelf 95 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Encarta Encylopedia 1994 Edition
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 95 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 96 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 97 for Macintosh
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