Software Update: Alcohol 52% & 120%

Alcohol Software has released an update for Alcohol. This program can create images of both CDs and DVDs, which can then be mounted to the system as virtual drives. Alcohol is available in the flavors 52% and 120%† The difference is that the latter can not only read, but can also burn to CD, DVD or Blu-ray. A license for Alcohol 120% currently costs 39 euros and you will receive updates for life. For Alcohol 52% you have lost a little more than 22 euros. However, there is also a free version, but it contains adware. Registered users must first login to get the new version; new users can start from here get a trial version. In version the following changes and improvements have been made:


  • Support for Windows 10 Consumer Preview
  • Virtual AHCI Optical Drive for Win10


  • Supported burner list, more added
  • SPTD V1.87 (for all other OS except Windows10)
  • SPTD V2.02 (for Windows10 tech preview only)


  • hpdskdlt warning would be shown while installing

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Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Alcohol Software
License type Freeware/Paid