CD-ROM Networking

School users may wish to make the CD-ROM contents available to all users on their network without installing the software on every single computer. This page explains how to achieve this.

How do I network the CD-ROM?

What: Schools may wish to make The Code Book on CD-ROM available over a network, rather than installing it on each computer.

How: Follow these step-by-step instructions:

If you would like to network the CD-ROM (perhaps so that several users can access it in a school) or if you would like to install it on your own home PC, this is how you do it:

  1. Put the CD-ROM in your CD drive
  2. Start Windows Explorer (that lists everything on your drives)
  3. Click on and open the CD drive
  4. One of the files listed will be SETUP or SETUP.EXE – double click this file
  5. This will then take through the installation process step by step
    (Or visit the Teacher’s area of the CD-ROM and click on the Installation, which also gives you the option to just install the teaching documents.)

It could be that you have an early version of the CD-ROM, in which case the above set of steps will only install the Teacher’s Documents. If you have this version of the CD-ROM, then you will need to do the following:

  1. Check you have enough space on your intended drive (i.e., 750 Mb).
  2. Drag the folder labelled Codebook from from the CD-ROM drive onto the lowest level of your hard drive, i.e., do not put it in any sub-folder. The software will not run if you put the Codebook folder within another folder.
  3. Open the new folder (Codebook) that you have created on your hard drive and double click on CODEBOOK.EXE and it should automatically run.

All the steps (both alternatives) should allow you to install or network the CD-ROM. So if at first you don’t succeed, please try again. However, if you still have problems, then please email Nick Mee, the CD-ROM designer, at