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    Virtual CD 4

    ..................[b] No more CD changing [b].......................
    Title: Virtual CD 4
    Version: 4.0.1
    Platform: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP
    Download Size: 7.9MB
    Cost: Free download of (fully featured) 30-day demo.
    Single user Licence : $39.95 unlocks demo to full version (no further download needed)
    Manual : downloadable PDF

    Download and info' from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.virtualcd-online.de/default_e.htm>Virtual CD</A>

    Comments: The VCD version that is compatible with XP. You can still use drive images from VCD3,
    though they need converting (You have the option to retain the older ones as well).
    Not sure about the cost of the upgrade path from VCD3. Prices in

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    Re: Virtual CD 4

    Hi Mel:

    I never heard of this before so I have a few questions that their site didn't answer, and I hope you can help.
    1. How much space would a 650MB CD take on your hard drive?
    2. About how long does it take to copy a 650 MB CD to the hard drive?

    Thanks in advance. (so many utilities, so little time) <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>.

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    Re: Virtual CD 4

    Hi Phil
    I don't use compression when making an image, so a full CD generally takes up around 625Mb. Many CDs are nowhere near full, though. With compression the image size can be reduced, though I've never been short enough of HD space to need it. I've always supposed that with compression you might get an unwanted performance hit. Clearly this is not a solution for small hard drives.
    The time taken to make an image will obviously depend on the CD writer you have. Mine is a combo DvD/CDRW so is not particularly speedy. 10-15minutes is average.
    I've used VCD3 for several years, and a similar thing on Win 95 before that. I would consider VCD or similar to be one of the more useful apps to own. I shall pay to unlock the demo as soon as I find out how much they want in

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