Last week I shared a tip about a free utility from Microsoft that lets you use an ISO image of a CD as if it were a real CD. I was asked how to create an ISO image, so I did some research into some available software.
There are commercial titles such as WinImage and Magic ISO Maker. There are also free utilities such as Folder2Iso and LC ISO Creator, and ISO Recorder. I haven’t used any of these, but they all do the same thing. The software will make an ISO out of the contents of a CD or DVD, or make an ISO out of files (or folders) that you specify. Then once you have an ISO image created, you can use the Microsoft utility to turn that into a virtual CD drive.