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Windows 7: how to play .iso files without burning them to DVD?

06 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
how to play .iso files without burning them to DVD?

is there a way to play iso files without first wasting DVDs burning them?

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06 Feb 2012   #2


Mount them to a virtual drive, there are lots of pieces of software which do this... :)
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06 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

Download and install MagicISO.

Run magic iso virtual drive,browse,find the iso,mount the iso,play the iso.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Feb 2012   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sonshi,

In addition, you could use the tutorial below to extract the ISO to your desktop to do so as well.

ISO - Disk Image File : Extract to the Desktop

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I use Daemon Tools Lite, which is free. You just install it, which creates a virtual ("pretend") drive, and mount the iso. You could also try Alcohol 120%.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2012   #6

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Virtual CloneDrive

I use Virtual CloneDrive.
SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive
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06 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

I have been using Slysoft's Virtual CloneDrive SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive for a longtime now. A simple, no-frills and reliable driver that does not muck up the system in anyway.

Coupled with mikinho's Mount Image Mikinho | Mount Image which adds the ISOs to the media library, it mounts and plays the ISOs in W7MC.
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07 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

Daemon Tools Lite is king. It's simple and I've never encountered a single bug. Possibly my favorite application overall in years.

Also if it's only movies then VLC Media Player will play them, and just about anything else, perfectly.
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07 Feb 2012   #9

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24 Apr 2014   #10

Elementary OS

Yes you actually can. Just use winRar, but there's no need to extract the files to your desktop.
You can follow this guide install .iso files without cd or usb | PcParrot which I followed as well.
I installed windows 8 using that without any problems!
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