to Launch a CD
"autorun" feature of Windows 95 and later allows a program to be
executed right after the disc is inserted. For this to work, the
system must have autorun enabled, and Auto Insert Notification ("AIN")
must also be on for the CD-ROM drive.
preparing a CD for Windows, put a text file called "autorun.inf"
in the root directory that contains something like this:
CD-ROM will be shown in the "My Computer" window with the specified
icon. If the disc is inserted on a system with AIN and autorun enabled,
the program named will be launched.
more complicated example :
open = setup.exe /i
icon = setup.exe, 1
shell\configure = &Configure...
shell\configure\command = setup.exe /c
shell\install = &Install...
shell\install\command = setup.exe /i
shell\readme = &Read Me
shell\readme\command = notepad help\readme.txt
shell\help = &Help
shell\help\command = winhlp32help\helpfile.hlp
of the example is as follow:
The default AutoPlay command will be "setup /i".
The icon for the CD will be icon #1 in setup.exe.
Four commands will be added to the right-click pop-up menu:
which will run "setup /c"
'Install...', which will run "setup /i" (same as auto-run in this
'Read Me', which launches notepad.exe to display "help\readme.txt"
'Help', which displays the file "help\helpfile.hlp" with the Win95
You should also be able to open a web page with the end-user's default
browser by using the "start" command, e.g.: [autorun] open=start