I wasn't sure where to put this but is there any way I can play Crysis and other games without having to insert the disk every time. I do have the disk it's just a pain to take in and out and it makes a noise when spinning. I tried burning it to a virtual drive using Power ISO and installing it from there but it still asks for the disk!
A large number of EA published games can be activated on Origin with the original CD keys. This includes Crysis 2 even if it was purchased through Retail and not online. I am not sure if it applies to Crysis retail though.
The same applies with Steam, a lot of games can be activated online using retail CD Keys.