CD Emulation without installation
Posted on 2005-05-17
I am looking for a CD emulation software (like Deamon-tools, VirtualCD, Paragon CD-Rom Emulator) that does NOT require installation in order to mount an image.
I have to carry many CDs to remote locations and would like to build ISO images of my CDs in order to store them on DVDs or an external USB hard drive. However, this requires installation of a software on the client computer to read images. Is there a way to mount ISO images on a client computer without the need to previously install an emulation software?
I'm sure I'm not the only one facing this problem but couldn't find any solution! How great would it be to have a DVD with an autorun menu and simply click on the application to install. The image would then be mounted and autorun itself.
- Simply copying all files to a DVD is not an option as some CDs have path-dependant installations
- The solution can be valid only for Windows XP.
If anyone has a brilliant idea, please feel free to give other suggestions to this problem.