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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.
when i clik on mount. It say the the dis is corrupted. wat should i do
ITS GREAT OPTION, IN WONDOWS 8.1
THANKS FOR HELP TO FIND OUT THIS OPTION.
When I first tried to mount the ISO file I got the mount option but also an error message saying "couldn't mount file" "sorry there was a problem mounting this file". Now when I try to mount the mount option isn't available and if I chose Explorer I get the same error message. I am running the latest version of Win8 on a Surface Pro.
Hi. In spite of the error message the ISO file was, in fact, mounted as a virtual DVD drive. I didn't see the drive as it appeared at the very bottom of my file tree. Sorry for any inconvenience.
For people who can't see the "Mount" option when they right click an .ISO file.
Right click and select "Open With" then choose "Windows Explorer".
....Should solve your problem.
It is no longer required to rename the file to ".iso" before attempting to mount.
Right click the img file, if mount is not displayed as an option by default, it is possible the file type was reassociated some other time. In this case, select Open with Windows Explorer.
The file will mount to a virtual drive. Click to open if necessary, and select the appropriate setup executable.
You went straight for the absolute least likely problem that Dylan, who is admittedly computer illterate, could possibly have -- He's most definitely not using Win RT, practically no one is. And you probably confused the hell out of him, too.
The "Mount" option does not appear if you have configured ISOs to be loaded in any other software, such as WinRAR, which can also read ISOs.
You can select "Open With" then select "Windows Explorer", which does the same as the "Mount" option would do if it were there.
Why it works that way, is completely bizarre.