Microsoft Introduces Native ISO Mounting In Windows 8

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compguytracy

Magicdisc, small, free, easy to use, ability to make up to 6 virtual drives, will have it in w8, even if its included. as someone else said here, im so used to getting my own software. anything ms puts into system, is low end lame, to avoid a lawsuit, i mean, burning capabilitys!! no thanks, ill use nero. dvd watching! power dvd.

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Engelsstaub

I use Virtual Clone Drive (Slysoft) when I'm on my Windows PC.

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Nimrod

if its anything like the CD burning feature in WMP i think ill stick with my dedicated software.

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nmanguy

I'm kind of glad that people have finally gotten used to the idea of an OS coming with software other than a clock. I mean, remember the hissy fit people threw over IE?

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p47riot

While I think it's about time MS got on board and put this in (it SHOULD have been in W7!!), I'm going to have a hard time giving up DT...it's been a must have on every system I've built since around 05.  Nice to have native support now though.

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Eoraptor

i've used a LOT of them over the years (currently using Daemon because of it's easy to use desktop gadget)

I dunno. for every good feature like this, and the early tests of the ribbon that I like ( yes, I like it, it puts disk management tools in easy reach for me, i also like office 2010) there are boneheaded things like all the metro crap that I don't need, or want, going in as well.

 

 

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ChatterboxChuck

Virtual clonedrive is my software of choice. But this will be great to have.

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GenMasterB

I concur. Slysoft's tiny app footprint of 1.5mb has been a dedicated tool of mine when I work on PC's in the field. it's an excellent little app that I highly recommend as a tech. It's stays on my usb thumb drive.. I see no reason to install some huge app to mount isos... just sits in my system tray awaiting orders! Also, I've seen no copyprotection software complain about it like I've seen with some utils like Daemon Tools

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Neufeldt2002

For mounting ISO's I use Slysoft's Virtual CloneDrive. For creating, I use DVD Decrypter (worked great on my M*A*S*H collection), but I may buy AnyDVD in the future, depends on how many DVD's I purchase in the future and if I build a HTPC.

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andrewc513

You ripped MASH? Good lord, what is that, like 150+GB? All my seasons barely fit on one tiny shelf.

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Neufeldt2002

264GB uncompressed ISO's, but that includes the movie.

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Caboose

You missed out on the lifetime subscription for AnyDVD HD. I picked it up at the end of the year, and am set forever!

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Neufeldt2002

Just checked the website and you can still get the updates for life, just costs a bit more.

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wcj786

If you had purchased it a few years ago, all updates would have been free, but they changed their policy around 2008-2009 timeframe.  Now, it costs to update.  Those who purchased before that date still get free lifetime updates.

I'm glad I purchased it back then.  I have the whole suite, including AnyDVDHD.  I mainly use AnyDVD and CloneDVD2 to back up my movies.  I have a 14TB RAID 5 to store them all on (as well as ebooks, music, pics, etc.).

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Caboose

Those bastards lied... Oh well, I got it for dirt cheap!

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Dartht33bagger

I'll stick with Poweriso :)

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