Posts Tagged ‘FREE’

Notepad++ my Preferred Programming Notepad

June 13, 2011

If you have not tried Notepad++ in about a year, you will be surprised of how it has changed.

If you have not tried Notepad++ you should.  We here at 1-800-The-Nerd feel that it very rich in its ability to edit all types of documents.

Help system is very clear and its index is very nice.

Download it today and remember its FREE!


Video Training Sites (Steven K James’s recommendations)

December 22, 2010

Here are the sites that I use for Training and Certification.  Some are Free and some cost a Subscription price.  Please contact me if you are interested in the subscription site purchases.  I am a reseller of them.


FREE Training Sites

Dr Dobb’s TV


Channel 9 Videos about the people building Microsoft Products & Services


Subscription Training Sites (Contact me for pricing.  I am a vendor and user of these sites.)

.NET Tutorial Videos from Beginner to Expert  LearnVisualStudio.NET


Microsoft Training at AppDev IT Training, Developer Training, Microsoft Certification Training,


Contact Information:

Or call: 1-800-The-Nerd

FREE Virtual CDRom Drive to Read ISO files from Microsoft

December 20, 2010

Virtual CDRom Control Panel is an application that Microsoft created so you could read the ISO files form a virtual CD.

This article discusses it:   Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM  Microsoft Windows

Microsoft released Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v2.0.1.1, a utility for Windows XP that allows you to create a virtual CD-ROM drive on your computer. This is especially helpful if you have a library of ISO images. If you are a Virtual PC fan, this utility will come in very handy considering you cannot use DVD ISO images within the Virtual PC software.

Let’s begin by downloading the software to a computer of your choice. This utility supports Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition. Next, extract the files to your %systemroot%system32\drivers folder and double-click the VcdControlTool.exe and click Driver Control. Click the Install Driver button and navigate to the %systemroot%system32\drivers folder and choose VcdRom.sys and click Open and Start and OK.

You are now ready to click Add drive in order to add a virtual drive letter. After you click Add Drive, the drive letter appears. Choose Mount to mount your ISO image to the virtual drive letter. You can now use the drive letter as if it is a physical CD-ROM device. When you are finished with the ISO image, choose Eject |Remove Drive | Driver Control| Stop | Remove Driver | OK