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    XP prevents copy from CD? (Windows XP )

    A friend had copied a PowerPoint file from a system running XP Professional to a CD and is now trying to copy the to her laptop. She's getting a copy protection error. I tried opening the file, doing ctrl-a and copying, but the system won't let me paste the information anywhere.
    Her laptop is an Apple
    I'm still with Windows 2000. Does XP "brand" files? Is this a *feature* of XP?

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    Re: XP prevents copy from CD? (Windows XP )

    Is the CD a RW type and NOT closed out?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: XP prevents copy from CD? (Windows XP )

    Not intrinsic to XP itself. Office 2003 has rights management in the Professional edition. The creater/owner should be able to set the rights for others when saving the file (I think). This may be better asked in the Office or Powerpoint group. A file produced by a Windows Powerpoint 2003 may not be compatible with a Mac version.

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    Re: XP prevents copy from CD? (Windows XP )

    If she hasn't used a Windows CD-R disc in the Mac before, perhaps she chose a format that is limited to Windows or to the CD burning software?

    If that problem is ruled out, it's difficult to imagine why the file can't be copied. I don't think CDs can carry NTFS attributes or EFS file/folder encryption attributes.

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