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 Post subject: Mount ISO file in Win7 as a drive?
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:16 pm 
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Is there a way that you can mount an ISO file in Win7 and access it as if it were a hard drive/CD/DVD drive? I have an ISO file (specifically, the Express edition of MS Visual Studio) and don't really want to have to burn it to a DVD, but would rather like to open it on my computer by mounting the ISO file as if it were an optical drive? Anyone know if this can be done?

I thought that starting with Vista, this feature was supposed to be enabled or possible, but I haven't found out how to do it (without using extra freeware tools or disc burning tools).


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 Post subject: Re: Mount ISO file in Win7 as a drive?
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:45 am 
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Virtual CloneDrive

free. mounts CD and DVD ISOs. works great, Ive been using it like forever.

Vista/Win7 allow burning of ISOs, but mounting them is still 3rd party.


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 Post subject: Re: Mount ISO file in Win7 as a drive?
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:26 pm 
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Does VCD work in Win 7 now?

I was thinking the free version of VPC (should be available through the install for XP Mode) or something like Alcohol 52%...or alcohol 120 if you want to spend some money.


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 Post subject: Re: Mount ISO file in Win7 as a drive?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:14 pm 
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cbassett01 wrote:
Is there a way that you can mount an ISO file in Win7 and access it as if it were a hard drive/CD/DVD drive? I have an ISO file (specifically, the Express edition of MS Visual Studio) and don't really want to have to burn it to a DVD, but would rather like to open it on my computer by mounting the ISO file as if it were an optical drive? Anyone know if this can be done?

I thought that starting with Vista, this feature was supposed to be enabled or possible, but I haven't found out how to do it (without using extra freeware tools or disc burning tools).


The best tool to deal with ISOs are winrar. just extract the ISO using winrar and you are set to go.. check out the example here. This works even with the trial version of winrar. i used to use virual CD to mount everytime i want to install something..bllahh.. extracting the contents from the iso is a lot easier.


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 Post subject: Re: Mount ISO file in Win7 as a drive?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:31 pm 
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furball146 wrote:
Does VCD work in Win 7 now?

I was thinking the free version of VPC (should be available through the install for XP Mode) or something like Alcohol 52%...or alcohol 120 if you want to spend some money.


5.4.5.0 running on Win7 Pro for me.


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