Mounting an ISO as a virtual CD rom drive

A few people have emailed me over the past few days how they can see the contents of the KMDF v1.1 ISO (or any other ISO for that matter) without having to burn it to a disc or telling me about the virtual CD tool on  I am sure there are host of 3rd tools out there, but I don't know any off the top of my head so I can't speak for any of them.  You can get the Microsoft virtual CD tool by following this link.  It's a pretty neat tool, I use it at work all the time instead of burning a bunch of discs.

Comments (3)

  1. Jorgie says:

    I used VCD until I started beta testing vista and then had all kinds of "limited user" problems with it. That combined with the fact that it does not do DVD ISO lead me to ask the other Vista beta testers what they were using. They led me to Virtual Clone Drive ( It works fine in Vista and associates itself with ISO files so all you have to do to mount them is double-click them.

    We have asked different MS folks about updates to VCD or native ISO mounting in Vista and they just say no-comment. Oh well.


  2. BryanK says:

    mount -o loop?

    (Sorry, I couldn’t resist…)  😛

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