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Windows 7: Mounting ISO/ running CD w/o CD

06 Sep 2010   #1
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Mounting ISO/ running CD w/o CD

I've done this before, but can't remember how to now. I have a folder which contains the contents of a CD. I'd like to run this cd without actually burning this img to a cd. I know there's away to use magiciso to run the files as if from a cd without requiring burning the image. Anyone know what I'm talking about?


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06 Sep 2010   #2
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're thinking of Virtual Drives. You would want Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview, which will accomplish this with MagicISO. Daemon Tools is also a good alternative.
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06 Sep 2010   #3
Brusselsprout

Windows 7 Ultimate x32bit
 
 

Greetings. I use a program called AnytoISO. With any of these programs for mounting ISO images all you have to do is open the program. Drag the ISO image/ program you downloaded into the programs loading area & press the convert button. When this is complete you can then open the location of the converted file & then install from there.
Hope this helps
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06 Sep 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There are plenty of apps, including free burning programs, that will let you create a disc and save it as an .iso file. Once you do that, it can be loaded into a virtual CD drive app.
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06 Sep 2010   #5
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thank you all so much for the prompt responses. As I've mentioned before, this forum is incredible. Everyone is eager to help. thank you.

So, I will need to conver the contents to an iso and then just mount it in a virtual drive? Is that the basic idea?
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06 Sep 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, that's exactly it.
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06 Sep 2010   #7
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks!
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06 Sep 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If the folder has the extracted files of an ISO, then you may be able to just run Setup.

Otherwise use ImgBurn to recompile them into an ISO to either burn or mount using PowerISO.

If you want to say what app it is that you want to run or install, someone here will likely know specifically how to do it best.
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06 Sep 2010   #9
luxurymode

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If the folder has the extracted files of an ISO, then you may be able to just run Setup.

Otherwise use ImgBurn to recompile them into an ISO to either burn or mount using PowerISO.

If you want to say what app it is that you want to run or install, someone here will likely know specifically how to do it best.
I was able to get it to work. As easy as right-clicking and mounting virtually.

Had another question. If I want to burn a DVD files/image to a physical DVD so that I can watch it on my TV with the menus and all, what do I need to do to make sure it burns as a video. (hope my question wasnt too confusing)

Thanks a lot.
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06 Sep 2010   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Google the format (example: .avi) to see how to convert it to burn to DVD. There are free converters.

It may not even require conversion if there is a media player that plays that format. Just google to ask, drawing from all of the world's knowledge.
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