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Mounting ISOs in XP


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ComputerJoe

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I found a useful tool yesterday, which allows you to mount ISOs and similar formats for free using a 60kb program from Microsoft. It requires XP Home or Pro, and a download. The software is unsupported from both me and Microsoft.

You can download it here.

First you must unzip it and then follow the steps below:


Installation instructions
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1. Copy VCdRom.sys to your %systemroot%\system32\drivers folder.
2. Execute VCdControlTool.exe
3. Click "Driver control"
4. If the "Install Driver" button is available, click it. Navigate to the %systemroot%\system32\drivers 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.
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gerryf

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hmm, didn't know they had one...power-toy?

thanks for the pointer (is there any doc to this or did you just stumble on it in MS downloads?)

Still, I am hard pressed to go for this when daemom-tools 4 is days away from being released.

http://www2.daemon-t...nouncements.php
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