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Solved How to install a cd game when it doesn't automatically install?

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My Brother found a cd rom of an old game that I Have been looking for. I put the disk in my computer to install it and it did not immediately start installing or prompt me about installing the game....How do I install the game? I can't figure it out at all... I can't even find where my disk drive is on the operating system to install it that way.

Note: I am technologically challenged and am not at all used to using Vista (I've only used Windows XP before a last month when I got my laptop w/vista) So please make it easy to understand.

I am horrible with this stuff, so I could really use your help
 

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richc46

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    Dell XPS420
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    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
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It looks like that process is used to load the whole operating system from the disk drive, is there anyway to find the disk drive and make it install the game while I'm in Vista?
 

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Lottiemansion

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Hi,

Open the (CD Device) game disk in Windows explorer on My Computer & run the setup or Autorun file. OK?
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg
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Turns out Vista had an error in that it was no longer recognizing my disk drive. My brother explained it to me step by step in computer illiterate language how to fix it and install the game so I got it all figured out. I appreciate the tips though.
 

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