I'm launching PPT files from a CD-based Projector interface.
It's using Northcode's proxy.exe to hide the bat files and it's working OK.

BUT when I load some of these presentations, they take a while. Maybe it's the CD spinning up, but I think its partially related to the ppt viewer application having to load from the CD.

I would like to pre-load pptview.exe from the main interface before the user tries to load any of my presentations. The problem is, ppt viewer will launch an "open file" dialog box if I open it without selecting a file to open.

I know this is not directly flash based, but it is still a problem with these CD based interfaces.

Any ideas?