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From: Greg Surratt <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] External Exhibits
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 06:43:03 -0400
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What Danny said later is correct, however,
A couple of things you need to know:
(1) If you try to install any other accessories via the Windows
installation routine (Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs/Windows
Setup), you will have to browse for the new drive.
(2) Some name-brand manufacturers (Compaq, HP, etc) that supply a
recovery CD rather than an OEM version of Windows write their software
such that the CD will only run from the drive as originally set up -
IOW, remember what the drive letter was before you change it in case
you ever need to go back.
In Win95/98/ME: In Settings/Control Panel/System/Device
Manager/CD-ROM/Settings, in the bottom frame there are two blocks
labeled "Start Drive Letter" and End Drive Letter". Select the drive
you would like your CD rom to be on and then reboot the machine when
On Thu, 12 Oct 2000 05:36:37 -0400, you wrote:
>I tried two of my "tricks" to see if they'd work with a CD - SUBST and
>mapping a network drive (to the same machine) - and neither of them would work.
>However, on my desktop machine, when I got it, the CD-ROM was assigned to
>the R: drive (without any partitions before it other than C), so there must
>be a way to do that. I'd recommend getting in touch with your laptop people
>and seeing if/how it can be done.
>Please let us know if you find out.
> >At 11:26 PM 10/11/2000, Dennis Davenport said:
>>I have a laptop with the cd rom as the D drive. My PC has its CD Writer as
>>the G drive. Obviously, my reference to an external exhibit in my data set
>>will not work for both machines. Is there any magical way to make the
>>reference work on both machines without keeping 2 separate data sets (one
>>for each machine)? Do I need to reference the same exhibit twice in my data
>>setonce to the D drive and once to the G drive? Is that my only choice?
>>Dennis S. Davenport
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