How to Install a DOS CD-ROM Driver

NOTE: This video is outdated, but is being put up for archival purposes only.

*(For Archival Purposes Only)* One of my earliest video works: A tutorial on how to install a DOS CD-ROM driver in a virtual machine!


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 videos 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 (also available through The Savvy Sage Vault), this was before I had a professional screen recording setup—my first screen captured videos were recorded and edited on a 2010 iMac, with the Screen Recorder Pro and iMovie apps respectively, with the built-in EarPods mic used as a microphone.

Compared to the previous video, there are some improvements: For one, there’s music (courtesy of Kevin MacLeod), albeit a little loud; the out-of-sync sound issues were also fixed. However, the video quality looks like someone put a bad texture filter on it, and I continued to refer to virtualization software as “emulators”, despite the fact that they’re technically NOT the same thing.

As for the supposed CD-ROM driver files in the description: I have no plans to redistribute them anytime soon—for obvious reasons.

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