Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel

Go figure. It’s freeware from Microsoft. So obviously it supports Windows. Not just any Windows. Windows XP. That’s it.
What it does is it creates a virtual cdrom. Very useful if you have ISOs (only supports ISO images) that you need to mount on your harddrive but you don’t have a cdrom in the computer (which is likely depending on why you have CD/DVD media).
Installation instructions
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1. Copy VCdRom.sys to your %systemroot%system32drivers folder.
2. Execute VCdControlTool.exe
3. Click “Driver control”
4. If the “Install Driver” button is available, click it. Navigate to the %systemroot%system32drivers folder, select VCdRom.sys, and click Open.
5. Click “Start”
6. Click OK
7. Click “Add Drive” to add a drive to the drive list. Ensure that the drive added is not a local drive. If it is, continue to click “Add Drive” until an unused drive letter is available.
8. Select an unused drive letter from the drive list and click “Mount”.
9. Navigate to the image file, select it, and click “OK”. UNC naming conventions should not be used, however mapped network drives should be OK.
You may now use the drive letter as if it were a local CD-ROM device. When you are finished you may unmount, stop, and remove the driver from memory using the driver control.

Go mess with your virtual cdrom.
TechRepublic < Softpedia

  • but why bother when daemon tools works so much better
    i guess so corporations can use a first party program rather than a third party program to do this

  • but why bother when daemon tools works so much better
    i guess so corporations can use a first party program rather than a third party program to do this