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Windows 7: if i need to use an iso disc, do i need to mount it?

01 Jul 2014   #1
oldbat

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
if i need to use an iso disc, do i need to mount it?

been reading a bit more w/regards to my troubles, and I keep seeing things on mounting an iso.
do i need to do that in order to get the computer to use the iso the dvd is on?


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01 Jul 2014   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

An ISO file is a single file containing the image of many files and folders of a DVD. Normally, the ISO file is written to disk then extracted TO a DVD. The disk can be a hard drive or a USB thumb drive. I've never tried extracting an ISO from a DVD to a DVD but I suppose you could if you had two DVD drives. It might take quite a long time if you attempted to do it with one DVD drive. There's third party software that will allow you to "mount" an ISO drive and view the contents.

Knowing more about what you are trying to do might help. As I mentioned, the easiest way to deal with an ISO is to write it to your disk drive then extract it to a DVD. Windows will do this without additional software.
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01 Jul 2014   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

To backup my program CDs and DVDs, I extracted ISOs from them using CDBurnerXP and use VirtualCloneDrive to mount them. With VCD, it's like I'm using the CD or DVD itself. Both are free.
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01 Jul 2014   #4
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