Can Win8's virtual drive application be used in previous os?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Hyson, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Hyson

    Hyson MDL Novice

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    I heard that Win8 supports mounting images (iso) directly without any third party applications/software, a giant improvement from previous os, such as Win7 and XP.

    I was wondering if Win8's mounting app could be ripped out separately and be used in Winxp or Win7? And, of course, where can I locate the virtual drive app in Win8's installing CD? I think it would be the best for Win7 x64 system.
     
  2. lunar21

    lunar21 MDL Addicted

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    If I am correct the "mounting app" is within the explorer. So, again if I am right, you would have to some how get the explorer.exe from win 8 and get it to work in Win 7 which is useless really as Windows 8 is even faster then Windows 7. Just use a 3rd party app to mount images.

     
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  3. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Agreed, no point in trying to make explorer from Windows 8 to work in previous Windows. Just install Windows 8. I use Daemon Tools Lite in previous Windows, and it still has advantages over W8's built in.
     
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  4. Hyson

    Hyson MDL Novice

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    Thank you, lunar. It seems that the native iso mounting could not be achieved in win7. a little bit missing ms cd control panel, a small app in previous xp os.
    Yes, I love DT too. I still keep a v3.47 old ver in my online disk.
     
  5. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Ah! When DT was actually completely free. :)
     
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  6. oliverjia

    oliverjia MDL Addicted

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    I thought the current Lite version of DT is still free, isn't it?
    BTW, I agree DT is probably the best Virtual Drive out there.


     
  7. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    You can install DT Lite in free mode, but I meant before they even had pay versions of DT. Even DT Lite has a pay mode.
     
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