Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel

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Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release 2001
Stable release
Development status Unsupported
Operating system Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2[1]
Platform IA-32
Size Program: 23 KB
Driver: 9 KB
Type Virtual drive
License Freeware

Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel also called (Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP and Microsoft Virtual CD Control Tool) is a virtual drive for Microsoft Windows that allows an ISO image to be mounted. The powertoy, which is unsupported, was developed by Microsoft for Windows XP (including early Windows Whistler editions[2]), though the program will still function with Windows Server 2003[3] and Windows Vista.[4] (although it requires "Running as administrator" when User Account Control is enabled). The software is often used to access MSDN iso downloads.[5][6]

There is no official online help for the software, though a readme is included in the self-extracting archive. The software handles the following filetypes: .udf; .cdfs; .jo; .iso; .rock.

This tool doesn't support any 64 bit Windows.[7]


  1. ^ "Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel". Download Center. Microsoft. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "VCD Utility - Detailed Setup Instructions". Scritube. Scrigroup. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Lowe, Scott (December 19, 2006). "How to back up without the hassle of physical media". ZDNet Asia. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Sterling, Charles (14 May 2007). "Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel on Vista". Ozzie Rules Blogging. Microsoft. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Using Subscriber Downloads". MSDN. Microsoft. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "General Q & A:MSDN Subscriber Downloads". MSDN. Microsoft. Archived from the original on 3 February 2004. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
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