When it comes to mounting Clone DVD’s of games and software, Daemon Tools is my favorite application. It' doesn’t eat system resources, has minimum compatibility issues and almost always does a perfect job in emulating certain anti piracy protections. A new version of Daemon Tools Lite was released about two days ago with some great new features including support for Windows 7 beta and the ability to create compressed images. This version also includes a new version of SPTD (SCSI Pass Through Direct) – SPTD 1.58.


As far as I know image compression was a feature that was previously included only with Daemon Tools Pro, the paid version. Note that I have not been able to test this on a Windows 7 system so far to check out the new Windows 7 beta functionality. I can however confirm that v4.30.4 works just fine with both 32bit and 64bit editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista (but you already knew that). Anyways given below is the changelog for the new build over 4.30.3:

  • Windows 7 beta supporting (SPTD 1.58)
  • Protected images creation: Password field on Disc Imaging dialog
  • Compressed images creation: Compress option on Disc Imaging dialog
  • Image Catalog item was moved to the first level of Main Menu
  • mdf-file type association option;
  • Languages updates.
  • Devices speeds detection
  • Lite-ON DHXXXXX drives supporting
  • Large RAID volumes issue
  • Mounting/converting B6T DVD images
  • Setup improving: Unicode supporting
  • Some minor GUI bugs


[Click Here] to download the latest version of Daemon Tools from official site


  1. charlie // 4/26/2009 08:00:00 AM  

    I have just tried to use the new Daemon Tools on my Windows 7 machine with the new RC1 build, it is still buggy and doesnt work 100%. It will mount ISO's and all that, but it wont boot up the application itself.

    I hope that they get on top of this asap.