How to Install a DOS CD-ROM Driver

*The following video is being put up for archival purposes only.*

One of my earliest pre-YouTube videos: A tutorial on how to install a DOS CD-ROM driver in a virtual machine!

Editor's Note

What you’re watching is one of my earliest videos, where I show you how to install a CD-ROM driver in DOS through a virtual machine, as of May 24th, 2014.

A little background: Before YouTube, I hosted videos directly on my website through something called the “Video Corner”, which was basically a page on my website that had a list of video links and…that was it. At the time, I didn’t have a YouTube account and most of the work I did back then was just a hobby. It wouldn’t be long before I started hosting videos on YouTube the following year—the rest (as they say) is history.

Much like my “How to Install Windows 3.11 in a VM” video, this screen capture was recorded and edited on a 2010 iMac, with the Screen Recorder Pro and iMovie apps respectively, and the built-in EarPods mic used as a microphone.

Compared to the previous video, there’s now royalty-free music (courtesy of Kevin MacLeod), however as it was mostly unscripted with no rehearsals, it led to moments like referring to virtualization software as “emulators”, despite the fact that they’re technically NOT the same thing.

As for the CD-ROM driver files that I mentioned in the video: I have no plans to redistribute them—for obvious reasons.

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