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How to Mount a CD ISO image in Windows Vista
Posted by rbTech Staff, Last modified by rbTech Staff on 09 May 2013 09:15 AM

Rubin Bennett 

05/20/2009 02:09 pm

Ok, so I've clearly been using *nix operating systems for too long because little annoyances like this make me have nasty Tourette's episodes. Seriously, how fscking hard should it be to open up the CD image I downloaded and snitch a couple files from it?!

On Linux it goes like this: mount -o loop,ro /media/imagename /path/to/image.iso

Done.

On Windows, it went like this:

Google for about 1/2 hour to find all sorts of companies who will gladly take my money to do some mundane task (Daemon Tools, I'm talking to you). Find the Virtual CD-Rom from Microsoft that ONLY WORKS WITH XP!!! WTF, folks?

Finally stumble across Magic ISO (http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-mount.htm) that does exactly what I needed: emulates a CD-Rom that you 'load' by giving it the path to the ISO image you need.

Good grief, I'm going back to my trusty Linux.

 

EDIT 5/9/2013:  We've largely moved to Virtual Clone Drive these days: http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html

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