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