Mounting ISO Images Persistantlly

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by gb2012, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. gb2012

    gb2012 MDL Novice

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    Windows 8 lets you mount an ISO image file which is fantastic since I can't install Nero's image drive I've been using for years. One problem though is after you reboot, you have to mount it again. Is there a way to mount an image file and have it stay mounted even after you reboot?
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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I use Virtual CD instead of mounting an ISO. Works with no problem in Windows 8.
     
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  4. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    Virtual CloneDrive 5.4.5.0
    DVDFab Virtual Drive 1.4.1.0

    Both have option for auto-mount.
     
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  5. gb2012

    gb2012 MDL Novice

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    Great Ideas!! My enter key doesn't seem to work on this forum with Win8 so I have to type it all in one paragraph, sorry. As for the registry option, is there a way to specify a drive letter with that command? Can I change a registry entry for the mounted file for the drive letter after mounted so I don't have to go into computer management? Thanks
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    if ENTER key doesn't work on IE I assume, then use Firefox and you're done
     
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  7. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Virtual Clone Drive always did the trick for me when I was using Windows 7.
     
  8. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    VCD is a lifesaver for my son's computer.
     
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  9. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Hell, if Windows 8 didn't have ISO Mounting support; I would still be using. Much much better than opening an ISO with a utility as WinRAR or WinZip and having it expand all the files to a temp location just to execute it.
     
  10. gb2012

    gb2012 MDL Novice

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    I use Firefox on XP and like it. Last time I checked, Firefox wasn't ready for Windows 8. It was still in testing.
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Using Firefox since i started using Win 8 RTM more than 3 month ago. No problems here; so ....:eek: .
     
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