A new utility released by Microsoft now allows users to take an ISO image and mount it to a virtual CD-ROM. There are other free utilities that can do the same sort of thing, but it is nice to see that Microsoft has finally stepped up to meet the needs of the users. It is called Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v188.8.131.52 and it only works with ISO images, so it does not work with any BIN or CUE files. Installation Instructions From SoftPedia:
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.