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  1. ste2425

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    im thinking of build a mini pc but it wont have a dvd drive iv got an old ide one that can be used to install os's and games n stuff but then they'l need to disk to run is there any program thats free an good i can use to solve this problem?
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    I dont know if this is warez sorry if it is. But just google the title with No CD. I use a no cd for COD4 because my roommate is a idiot and put a disk ontop of it in the drive and scratched it to all hell.

    att. If this is considered warez can a mod simply delete it.
     
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    Don't think its illegal to use a no-cd crack if you own the original disc.
     
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    warez? im fairly cirtain im allowed to chat about this as ive seen it may time before but i dnt no which threads as im suscribed to quite few :D if this question is not allowed some tell me please
     
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    I was just being safe. A lot of people consider it a No CD Crack which basically I didnt feel like getting flamed or bitched at for my suggestion. I use them a lot but I also detest running anything from a disk.
     
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    well could anyone suggest a program or pm me suggestions? this could but a halt to my whole idea :D
     
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    ste2425 says thanks.
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    How to install Windows without a CD, sure. How to play games without CD, no.
     
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    not install i have the disks for all my games i just want to be able to run them after without the disk needing to be inserted everytime, is that still not allowed?
     
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    Exactly, that's still not allowed. Read the EULA's of your games.
     
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    ok mate cheers read EULA'S im sorry mate but ive never done that. right well thanks for the help but i think ive just been told :D
     
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    Not allowed? So when your CDs are scratched, you are forced to buy a new one. Nice.
    I always thought its allowed if you legally own and bought the game/program on cd. Same with ISOs.
     
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    thats my thoughts but you own the right to use the media not the right to reproduce it well thats the case for music so im guessing its the same for this too
     
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    Thats what I thought. Thanks Dan
     
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    Of course not. When your CD is scratched you can get a free replacement. Just contact the store or distributor.
    You can't modify your game in most cases, and you can't circumvent copy protection.
     
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    Ah yes, the protection on the discs... totally forgot about that. Yeah in that case its not allowed.
     
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    i like allot of people dissagree withit though you should be buying the actual item not the right to use it, you should be able to do what you want with it only when you try to re-distribute it should their be things done, obviously its very hard to trak when people distribute it though
     
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    Become a politician and change the law in your country. If other countries follow and it becomes something that's allowed in most countries we will allow discussion of it. Until then, no discussions of cracks, because that's what a no CD patch basically is.
     
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    I believe I just made clear you can't discuss circumventing copy protection?
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    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:H.R.5522:

    SEC. 3. PROTECTING FAIR USE AND CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD.

    (a) FAIR USE- The first sentence of section 107 of title 17, United States Code, is amended by inserting after `or by any other means specified in that section,' the following: `and by analog or digital transmissions,'.

    (b) PERMISSIBLE USES OF DIGITAL WORKS-

    (1) IN GENERAL- Chapter 1 of title 17, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 122 the following:

    `Sec. 123. Limitations on exclusive rights; Permissible uses of digital works

    `(a) USE OF LAWFULLY OBTAINED DIGITAL WORKS- Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, it is not an infringement of copyright for a person who lawfully obtains a copy or phonorecord of a digital work, or who lawfully receives a transmission of a digital work, to reproduce, store, adapt, or access the digital work--

    `(1) for archival purposes, if all such archival copies are destroyed or rendered permanently inaccessible in the event that continued possession of the work should cease to be rightful; and

    `(2) in order to perform or display the work, or an adaptation of the work, on a digital media device, if such performance or display is not public.

    `(b) EFFECT OF LICENSES- When a digital work is distributed to the public subject to nonnegotiable license terms, such terms shall not be enforceable under the common laws or statutes of any State to the extent that they restrict or limit any of the limitations on exclusive rights under this title.

    `(c) DEFINITIONS- As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

    `(1) A `digital work' is any literary work (except a computer program), sound recording or musical work, or a dramatic work, motion picture, or other audiovisual work, in whole or in part in a digital or other nonanalog format.

    `(2) A `digital media device' is any hardware or software that converts copyrighted works in digital form into a form whereby the images and sounds are visible or audible, or retrieves or accesses copyrighted works in digital form and transfers or makes available for transfer such works to such hardware or software.

    `(d) CONSTRUCTION- Nothing in this section shall enlarge or diminish any of the other limitations on exclusive rights contained in this title, including any limitations that relate to archival activities by a library or an archives under sections 107 and 108.'.

    (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The table of sections for chapter 1 of title 17, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

    `123. Limitations on exclusive rights; Permissible uses of digital works.'.
     
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    I don't wanna go back to the basement:cry:
     
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    i think your find the eu are in the middle of taking microsoft to court over this as there has been over 250,000 people say there xbox is scratching disks!

    however it is true that you can not speak about cd cracks on here which i agree with dont want tpu getting looked into
     

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