Topic: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

would anyone use this feature ?

is it possable that anyone who would want it could easily do it themself and dont need / want it...


talk to me, please

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Re: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

If that means just putting the SAD disk into the drive automagically runs the driver installation application, then Heck, YES!

It's gonna be the default action to use a SAD resource, right?

Save us pros the clicks and the newbies the heartache of screwing something up. <grin>

Perhaps a wizard dialog appears saying CLICK NEXT TO INSTALL ALL DRIVERS or something simple and powerful like that.

A secondary screen in the wizard might prompt for the classes of drivers, copied from the list of Driver Packs, to be installed.

And some option for updating/improving already installed drivers if a newer/better one is in the DriverPacks.

Hey, it's just an idea, and I could be wrong, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

SAD is just such a freakin' HAPPY idea that I..... oh, nevermind.... I'm getting carried away, now....

Thank you for all the great work you're doing and giving it away for free. Driver Packs Rock.



MARK STRELECKI
Atlanta, GA.
"I Make It Go."

Re: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

It's not a bad idea.  But only for the SAD option though. wink
I use my own autorun.inf, but Mark's right, make it newbie-proof but with the option to back out for pros.

Re: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

so... thinking out loud...

i create Autorun.inf containing the lines

[AutoRun]
open=autorun.cmd

autorun.cmd would contain these lines

@ECHO OFF
REM A Script to use MicroSofts DPInst.exe with the DriverPacks.
REM Help and Support available at http://forum.DriverPacks.net 
TITLE DriverPacks.net Stand Alone Driver Updater
Color 9f
SET /P choice=would you like to update this machines drivers with DriverPacks? [y,n]
If /I [%choice%]==[y] DriverPacks.net\DP_Install_Tool.cmd
Exit

output would be a blue window with with white text ...



  would you like to update this machines drivers with DriverPacks? [y,n]

 

eventualy adding a second choice for a more robust GUI menu?
we had a thread like that started
here http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=2075
and here http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic. … 652#p22652
and kees originaly mentioned it IIRC

test version here http://3rdpartydriverpacks.thesneaky.com/AutoRunDPs.7z
Place these files and the \DriverPacks.net\ folder in the root of the ODD (Optical Disc Drive) layout
i did a quick test in vmware... wink

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Re: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

The problem with Autorun is that any self-respecting half-way computer-literate person I know has it deactivated, for good reason.
Basically, if you are using your PC as a multi-media player, it's a must to shut it off since some malicious copy-protection schemes of CDDAs and DVDs are based on installing a "driver" through Autorun that prevents the system from playing/copying the disc.

Just remember the Sony rootkit fiasco.
That would have never occured if there simply was no Autorun or everyone had it disabled.

So, yes, while Autorun is per se a great feature in a perfect world, it has long been rendered absolutely pointless which resulted in its deactivation (first thing I'm doing when I am being called to a "patient").
So, trying to rely on it to make the world a better place (which an SAD certainly does!) is a bad idea because in 99% of all cases it's not going to work.

OTOH, you can still run the .INF contents by right-clicking on the drive and selecting the (usually bold) entry.
That's great, but does not really save you much time unless you already have an explorer window open where you could easily perform that action.

I guess you could also write a script that would run the .INF on execution and place that to your desktop so you can do the Autorun with selected discs, however, you might as well place a shortcut to the whole drive and execute w/e file was in the .INF, not much different.


Anyway, I totally like the idea and all (just saying so I don't sound too negative here!), but would it really be worth the efford when no one would use it?


Just my .02€...

Re: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

I kill autorun myself... wink we are so alike in our config preferences... lol

But if there is any interest it would be a "Slam Dunk" to code... wink

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Re: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

One option  is to make "Autorun" an optional files in 3rd Party.

Stu

Re: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

OverFlow wrote:

I kill autorun myself... wink we are so alike in our config preferences... lol

As Jaak once put it: "Great minds think alike!" wink

Not trying to be self-praising here but there seems to be a certain tendency among the team members big_smile

Re: [Option] "autorun.inf" - Optical Disc - Stand Alone Drivers

Stu Is correct...

We will leave this thread avalable to any who require this.
and they can just add it manualy if desired...

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