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Will SPTD interfere with a virtual PC's drives?

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Hello everyone. Let's say I have the SPTD driver installed on Win 7, and a XP installation on VMware Player. Can I resort to XP to use my optical drives without SPTD's detrimental effect, or am I fooling myself?

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If the sptd filter is present on w7 then it can affect the virtual XP. As XP will access the drives through w7. So yes, you're fooling yourself. Use imgburns "load driver filter order" and get rid of it in the filter stack. It serves absolutely no purpose but slowing drives down. There's a reason imgburn warns about it in the log window.

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Thanks. I guess an altervative would be to use SPTD software on the virtual machine. That wouldn't affect the host machine... right?

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Why use that crappy daemon tools anyway, all it does is clutter up your system. Just grab "virtual clone drive" from the slysoft site. May not support that many formats but it doesn't install crappy filters like that or similar.

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Thanks, I know about VCD and it's always my preferred virtual drive. But as you know, there are few certain things it cannot do. Guess the ideal way to have the best of both worlds, is to isolate SPTD etc. on a virtual machine.

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