Quote: Originally Posted by badger
Sorry for going a bit off-topic here, but i'm confused by the statement above. I'm using build 7000, and if i double-click an iso, the new Windows Disc Image Burner program opens up and prompts me to burn the iso to disc. Right-clicking an iso and selecting Open With only gives me the same option (& WinRAR, which i installed separately). Are you saying that you can also mount an iso with Windows 7? How?
I have my installation mounted to use Magiciso. If you do not have an iso program installed, winrar, on installation, will default as the main user to OPEN iso's, but not burn them. I do not want to alter my defaults for the moment, so I googled and found this:
It obviously hasn't been a priority for Microsoft in the past, but it looks like another one of Windows' minor shortcomings has finally been addressed.
Yes, at long last your Microsoft OS will know what to do with an ISO file. While I'm sure none of us are going to forsake our favorite burning applications when and if we do switch to Windows 7
, it's nice to see simple, useful features like this being implemented.
The process is so simple, even novice users will be able to burn an image with no trouble. Double-click an ISO, and Windows 7 opens a minimalistic dialog: choose a burner, select whether or not to verify your burn, and burn/cancel.
It works nicely, and it's definitely the kind of simple, functional addition that is making my test drive of Windows 7 an enjoyable one. Look for more Windows 7 updates as we get more time to play work with it!