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Microsoft has a free PowerToy that does not show up anywhere on the Microsoft Download Center yet provides a simple way to mount ISO images.  The Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP will mount a number of CD image formats, including the popular ISO, as […]

Microsoft has a free PowerToy that does not show up anywhere on the Microsoft Download Center yet provides a simple way to mount ISO images.  The Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP will mount a number of CD image formats, including the popular ISO, as a virtual CD drive making it possible to use data on CDs even on any computer that does not have an optical drive.  The utility is unsupported but I have been using it with no problems.

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By James Kendrick

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  1. I use Daemon Tools, which lets you circumvent certain DRM restrictions on CDs. Handy when your computer doesn’t have a built-in optical drive.

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  2. I second that about Daemon Tools. It’s free, it’s very easy to set up, and it’s been around alot longer so I trust it more. Plus it has a cooler name.

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  3. cool :) I still have this iso file of that star wars fan film as an iso here but am unable to burn it to a dvd – now i will probably be able to see it :)

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  4. Great find. Thanks.

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  5. my problem is that when i have to select VCdRom.sys, and click Open, then an error occurs which says it cant be opened so there i get stuck

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