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Useful Virtual Optical Drive tool from MS

Discussion in 'Software' started by UKDarkstar, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    I needed to playback an iso image at the weekend (friend's e-book he has written) and had to go searching for the best and simplest way of doing this. Of course, I could have just used Nero to burn the image to a CD but I wanted an easy way of just playing it via the hard drive.

    After a bit of digging it turns out that MS have a virtual drive tool available for Xp (and I think, Vista). It is unsupported but if you want to have a play just for fun you can find the download link mentioned in this support reference : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916902

    Enjoy and I hope you find it useful !
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    Sounds like Daemon tools, a program that lets you see .iso, .nrg, etc files as a CD.

    -Ken
     
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  3. UKDarkstar
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    Similar but very basic and it's free :biggrin

    Handy to add to your utils maybe.
     
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  4. jk2447

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    I put everything on my hard drives as iso's now, its just so much easier to click mount than get off my ass ha ha
     
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    I like PowerISO. It supports up to 8 virtual drives (i think) - much better than my noisy CD drive....
     
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