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Run a Program from ISO File instead of DVD Drive

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    Leicester
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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Run a Program from ISO File instead of DVD Drive


    Hi, i have a program i want to run but i dont want to insert the cd every time i want to run it. can i make the computer think that the ISO file is the cd so i can run it?

    thanks

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    you can create an ISO from a CD or DVD with a tool, and mount the ISO but just in case; many protected software and games will not work this way
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    Leicester
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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    yes i tried it but it still said there is no cd in the drive, thanks for the halp though
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Try from a virtual BD ROM: Virtual CloneDrive Free Download virtual CloneDrive&utm_content=javi Virtual CloneDrive
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  5. #5


    The Netherlands
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    Android, BSD, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Try from a virtual BD ROM: Virtual CloneDrive Free Download virtual CloneDrive&utm_content=javi Virtual CloneDrive
    This is a non-thirdparty-link:
    http://static.slysoft.com/SetupVirtualCloneDrive.exe


    Their original website:
    SlySoft Products | Backup Movie DVDs with AnyDVD and CloneDVD

    Edit:
    In windows 8 you can mount an iso by right clicking it and press 'Mount'
    Last edited by aiko; 12 Nov 2012 at 06:18.
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  6. #6


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Windows 8 mounts an ISO file image -- no prob --just RIGHT mouse click on the ISO image (Context menu) and choose either MOUNT or open with File explorer (used to be called Windows Explorer).

    sometimes just double clicking on the iso image will mount it automatically as well although not 100% guaranteed.

    Don't waste your money on these 3rd party applications -- not needed anymore in Windows 8.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Windows 8 mounts an ISO file image -- no prob --just RIGHT mouse click on the ISO image (Context menu) and choose either MOUNT or open with File explorer (used to be called Windows Explorer).

    sometimes just double clicking on the iso image will mount it automatically as well although not 100% guaranteed.

    Don't waste your money on these 3rd party applications -- not needed anymore in Windows 8.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Basically you just took my line and divided it into 8 lines.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Try from a virtual BD ROM: Virtual CloneDrive Free Download virtual CloneDrive&utm_content=javi Virtual CloneDrive
    Hi there
    you don't need this type of software in W8.

    From the ISO just right mouse click in windows (now called file) explorer and chose mount.
    then just run the program from the "Mounted" image.

    You might have to use a program like AnyDVD to create an identical ISO image of a DVD movie or a game.

    cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Try from a virtual BD ROM: Virtual CloneDrive Free Download virtual CloneDrive&utm_content=javi Virtual CloneDrive
    Hi there
    you don't need this type of software in W8.

    From the ISO just right mouse click in windows (now called file) explorer and chose mount.
    then just run the program from the "Mounted" image.

    You might have to use a program like AnyDVD to create an identical ISO image of a DVD movie or a game.

    cheers
    jimbo
    Okay, this was already mentioned for like.. 3 times in total, 2x by you. I can understand you don't want to read the entire topic but c'mon man.. You already posted this..
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  10. #10


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    What is there too much text?
    That was already mentioned it the tutorial link from (area66's) second post. The thing here is that IT DIDN'T worked.
    Of course:
    many protected software and games will not work this way
    You've all provided some extra links, but it seems that it still doesn't work.
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