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One of the small but sometimes annoying challenges of software offerings in DreamSpark and MSDN is that the software downloads are largely in .ISO format. This requires going through some extra steps to burn the software to a DVD or USB storage keys. One of the little known but very nice features in Windows 8 is the ability to “mount” .ISO files directly and run the software installation from the location where it was downloaded.
The process is essentially a “one-click” step: right-mouse click on the .ISO file and select “Mount” with a left mouse click. The extracted file list will appear. You then click the “set-up” .EXE file to install the software. Its that simple.
Select the .ISO file
Right-mouse click on the file, then Left-click the “Mount” option
The extracted image appear. Double left-click on “set-up.exe” to start the installation.
I have the standard Window 8 64-bit. I was able to mount and unmount the first ISO image I tried, but now a few days later I tried a different ISO to install software I just purchased. I could mount the ISO image, but now I cannot unmount it even after a reboot. Eject is greyed out, even though nothing should be using the drive (and even if it is, I should be in charge of the drive, not some software). It would be nice if it would tell me why Eject is greyed out, instead of just getting in my way.
Oh good grief. Something called "Cyberlink" was getting in the way. I'm not sure it's crapware on my new PC, but I'm thinking probably it is.
Hi need a little help regarding iso/udf files and Windows 8. Under Windows 7 I used MagicDisc to mount iso files. DVD iso could then be played directly in WMP. However in Windows 8 when I mount the image using MagicDisc or Windows 8 directly the audio and video TS files are displayed but Windows 8 will not play then. Any Thoughts?
For those of you who see no mount option, please see Wayne's comment above:
Right click > "Choose default program ..."
Choose "Windows Explorer"
Then, Right Click again and you will see the Mount Option.
I have bought windows 8 cd from the store and installed it on my computer. Now I would like to create a virtual box on my pc. The problem is I don't know where I should search flor ISO files. on the bought CD or on my computer?
After founding lot of software doent work....this short trick to mount iso. file work..........
Kept it up
Just because a file is an archive of many other files it does not mean that it is compressed. ISOs are just following a standard that defines how directories and files are laid out on disk. There is no compression involved at all. Which is why ISO are often shipped in archives, unless their creators took great care to compress their content, which is the case with all common Linux distributions and Windows installation disks.
Thank you very much you saved me from a lot of trouble
can't mount from network share, great error message, how lame is that ?
w/ daemon-tools i do it for years, better i spend my money for it then for Metro
Is it just me or does this feature only work with NTFS formatted ISO ? Just tried to mount Office 2013 iso directly downloaded form VL and it will not work (presumably formatted as FAT32...). I understand that MS is a big company and that left hand doesn't know what right, middle and back hand is doing but this is SOOO frustrating :(
Can I mount an ISO, modify a file in it or copy a file to it and dismount? Or is the ISO mounted read only? If I can't what tool would you use to. Open an ISO, modify and close?
Do we need any particular software for mounting or opening an
This is a feature in Windows 8/8.1. You don't need any additional software. When a file is mounted, it is essentially in a read-only state as if it were a DVD. This is a good link for good explanation on what an .iso "archive" or "image" file is and how to make (or modify) one: www.ehow.com/how_5101218_make-iso-image.html
Yes it will work for all versions of Win 8
This windows feature is the biggest bug the Microshit dudes ever produced:
It so often fails to dismount, even after startup the partition hangs around and you need system tools to remove it. Worse the .iso can not be mounted but the system process is sitting on it forever (after startup too) and the file can not be removed... Trying to find a way now to delete the file. LockHunter and Unlock dont work. Any suggestions are welcome.
I will just use WinRar to unzip .iso from now on.