Microsoft has released Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel, a proprietary tool to mount ISO avoiding having to use third party programs like Daemon Tools, Virtual Clone Drive both free version or other payment as Alcohol, PowerISO and UltraISO, which also offer more functionalities. This virtual optical drive is developed by the folks at Redmond is free and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.
Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel allows you to mount ISO images easily, with a simple interface. After downloading the program in a compressed file, just unzip this in the desired path and double click on the executable file, as it requires no installation (portable), except that you need to install a driver. Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel is in English only software, but this does not prevent handle it with ease, especially if you are familiar with any other virtual drive emulator program.
– To add the driver simply click and select the Drive Control (Included among the unzipped files).
– Add Drive / Remove Drive: The first is to add a virtual drive and the second to remove the system.
– Mount / Remount: From here we can mount the ISO selecting the route.
– Eject: Eject CD / DVD virtual.
You can download totally free new Microsoft program to mount ISO Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel from this download link.
The main use of this type of program is to spend no physical media such as CDs or DVDs to record images of programs or games, emulating a virtual optical drives on the hard disk. Above all use this type of program to mount images downloaded from the Internet.
There are numerous programs for mounting ISO and other images (BIN, CUE, MDS), being among the most popular Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.