05745568 is referenced by 63 patents and cites 5 patents.

A method of securing CD-ROM data for exclusive retrieval by a specified computer system includes the steps of ordering a computer system designating a selected hardware configuration and selected software components and procuring the selected hardware. A hardware identifier is then associated to the selected hardware. The method further includes the step of producing a compact disc read only memory (CD-ROM) containing software program files corresponding to the selected software components. This step includes the substeps of encrypting the software program files using the hardware identifier as an encryption key and writing the encrypted software program files to the CD-ROM. The CD-ROM securing method also includes the step of installing the software programs on the selected hardware including the sub steps of retrieving the hardware identifier associated to the selected hardware, decrypting the software program files using the hardware identifier as a decryption key and installing the decrypted software program files on the hardware.

Title
Method of securing CD-ROM data for retrieval by one machine
Application Number
8/528961
Publication Number
5745568
Application Date
September 15, 1995
Publication Date
April 28, 1998
Inventor
John J Pearce
Del Valle
TX, US
Clint H O Connor
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel L
Agent
Stephen A Terrile
Assignee
Dell USA
TX, US
IPC
H04L 9/00
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