VirtualDrive Pro 10 is a CD emulator that copies a CD or unprotected DVD as a compressed image, or "virtual disc," which you can play in place of the original disc in any one of up to 23 "virtual drives" created by the software. Virtual discs can be shared over a network or transported on a laptop computer, a USB device, or other external media. They run directly on the hard drive, saving wear and tear on your CD-ROM drive and extending the battery life of laptop computers. They have access speeds nearly 200 times faster than their CD-ROM counterparts, greatly improving the performance of PC games, photo CDs, and disc-based applications. VirtualDrive Pro's simple, intuitive interface makes it easy to create custom virtual CDs containing favorite tracks, expansion packs, documentation, and custom programs, and manage them in a searchable library. You can run as many virtual discs simultaneously as you have available virtual drive letters, moving from one PC game or application to another without having to swap out CDs or wait for loaded discs to spin up. VirtualDrive copies an entire CD or DVD as a compressed disc-image file, or virtual disc. A driver in the software fools Windows into treating the virtual disc as a physical CD or DVD in a CD-ROM drive. You can create up to 23 virtual drives (D: through Z:) and an unlimited number of virtual discs. Once VirtualDrive has copied a CD, a virtual image of that disc appears in the software interface. You launch the virtual disc by inserting it an open virtual drive or double clicking a desktop shortcut to the file. VirtualDrive Pro comes with a bonus: multimedia capability that lets you compile still photos, video clips, and music files to create your own movies and slide shows and burn them directly to CD or DVD. VirtualDrive Pro comes with an included copy of Virtual Hard Drive, which lets you run applications in memory up to 340 times faster. Now with Windows Vista support!