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John Dean
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      02-25-2009
Virtual Disks / Disk Image Emulators / whatever.
There seems to be a variety of names. What I'm after is a program that will
copy a CD or DVD to my Hard Disk so I can run software that requires a disk
in the drive WITHOUT putting a disk in the drive. Some software does this on
request - like Encarta - but I have other programs that won't run (or won't
run effectively and fully) without putting in the CD or DVD. Which is a
pain.
I had a virtual CD drive creator many years ago but I'd like to know what's
up to date.
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Evan Platt
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      02-25-2009
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:29:49 -0000, "John Dean"
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>Virtual Disks / Disk Image Emulators / whatever.
>There seems to be a variety of names. What I'm after is a program that will
>copy a CD or DVD to my Hard Disk so I can run software that requires a disk
>in the drive WITHOUT putting a disk in the drive. Some software does this on
>request - like Encarta - but I have other programs that won't run (or won't
>run effectively and fully) without putting in the CD or DVD. Which is a
>pain.
>I had a virtual CD drive creator many years ago but I'd like to know what's
>up to date.


Ultra ISO will do it. So will Magic Iso. So will Daemon Tools.

But not every ISO will work in a virtual CD drive. Some apps can
actually detect if it's a virtual CD drive.
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Evan Platt
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      02-25-2009
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 06:02:58 -0500, "dadiOH" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>That is often the case with apps - games, often - which require an install
>AND having the CD mounted to work. They do that by recording the drive
>letter from which it was installed. The work around is to either find that
>file (usually a .cfg) in the install folder and change it appropriately OR
>change the virtual drive letter to match what was recorded.


Nope, not the problem at all. The problem is some won't even install
if they detect they're being installed from a virtual CD.

Otherwise, just install the CD from the virtual drive.
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Evan Platt
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      02-25-2009
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 11:42:53 -0500, "dadiOH" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Not much point in installing a program from a virtual CD, is there?


Why not?

Multi computer LAN setup. Only one computer has a DVD drive. Rip DVD
from computer, put it on LAN, any computer on LAN can install it.

There's other reasons, but that comes to mind first.
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Pennywise@DerryMaine.Gov
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      02-26-2009
"John Dean" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Virtual Disks / Disk Image Emulators / whatever.
>There seems to be a variety of names. What I'm after is a program that will
>copy a CD or DVD to my Hard Disk so I can run software that requires a disk
>in the drive WITHOUT putting a disk in the drive. Some software does this on
>request - like Encarta - but I have other programs that won't run (or won't
>run effectively and fully) without putting in the CD or DVD. Which is a
>pain.
>I had a virtual CD drive creator many years ago but I'd like to know what's
>up to date.


I have used Daemon http://www.daemon-tools.cc/home for years, even
comes with it's own automatic protection removal.


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thanatoid
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      02-27-2009
"John Dean" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Virtual Disks / Disk Image Emulators / whatever.
> There seems to be a variety of names. What I'm after is a
> program that will copy a CD or DVD to my Hard Disk so I can
> run software that requires a disk in the drive WITHOUT
> putting a disk in the drive. Some software does this on
> request - like Encarta - but I have other programs that
> won't run (or won't run effectively and fully) without
> putting in the CD or DVD. Which is a pain.
> I had a virtual CD drive creator many years ago but I'd
> like to know what's up to date.


A very necessary utility.

First the optical drives were too slow, now they're too fast.
Sigh. (Yes, I have a slowdowner installed. It is less than
perfect but sort of works AOT the other one I've seen.)

http://www.cdrom-emulator.com/

No idea how well the new version works but I've had it for
years, works like a charm, no problems. A few bucks cheaper than
daemon, too. And at least 50% clicks less to actually find out
the ****ing cost of the product.


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