AutoRun was introduced in Windows 95 to ease application installation for non-technical users and reduce the cost of software support calls. When an appropriately configured CD-ROM is inserted into a CD-ROM drive, Windows detects the arrival and checks the contents for a special file containing a set of instructions. For a commercial application, these instructions normally initiate installation of the software from the CD-ROM.

If you are a software developer or compiler, and want the functionality of autorun in your CD, then there are a few freeware available.

Compact AutoRunner Software – A freeware Autorun CD Creator

Compact AutoRunner is one such freeware which does the job just perfectly.

Have a look at its features.

  1. This program is FREEWARE / DONATIONWARE!
  2. Allows you to have a simple, compact, no frills autorun menu on your cd.
  3. Comes with a configuration builder for helping you build menus.
  4. The main exe filesize is small so it doesnt take up much space on your cd leaving room for more files.
  5. You may test the menu by running the main exe of the menu configuration you want to test.
  6. The configuration builder now has a dynamic positioning system for the form size and the button sizes and positions.
  7. Does not need any programming runtimes.
  8. System Requirements are Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/VISTA

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