01 April 2007

Virtual CDs with MagicDisc

Tired of inserting a key disk whenever you want to play a game? Worried that your kids might destroy your CD drive? Or just annoyed with Windows' Autoplay spinning up your CD drive each time you insert a new CD*. One solution: install a virtual CD drive. There's plenty available; I chose MagicDisc because the instructions were straightforward.

*Of course, you can also disable Autoplay. Here's one way:

  1. Run gpedit.msc.
  2. In Group Policy dialog, select Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Turn off Autoplay.
  3. In Turn off Autoplay dialog, select Enabled radio button.