Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM

Microsoft released Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v2.0.1.1, a utility for Windows XP that allows you to create a virtual CD-ROM drive on your computer. This is especially helpful if you have a library of ISO images. If you are a Virtual PC fan, this utility will come in very handy considering you cannot use DVD ISO images within the Virtual PC software.

Let’s begin by downloading the software to a computer of your choice. This utility supports Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition. Next, extract the files to your %systemroot%system32\drivers folder and double-click the VcdControlTool.exe and click Driver Control. Click the Install Driver button and navigate to the %systemroot%system32\drivers folder and choose VcdRom.sys and click Open and Start and OK.

You are now ready to click Add drive in order to add a virtual drive letter. After you click

Add Drive
, the drive letter appears. Choose Mount to mount your ISO image to the virtual drive letter. You can now use the drive letter as if it is a physical CD-ROM device. When you are finished with the ISO image, choose Eject |Remove Drive | Driver Control| Stop | Remove Driver | OK.

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