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Funny error when mounting .ISO in W8 RP

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    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Funny error when mounting .ISO in W8 RP


    Hi there
    in W8 CP if you right mouse click on an .ISO file and select the MOUNT option -- works fine.

    in W8 RP if you do the same the ISO is mounted but you get this error thrown up.

    (This is on a computer that has a physical built in DVD device. My other machine where I'm testing as well doesn't have a physical DVD device and the mount works fine).

    The image DOES actually mount however.

    I hope THIS feature remains in W8 it's useful.

    screen shot of error message

    cheers
    jimbo
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I've seen this but it is not consistent. Usually .iso and .vhd images mount fine with RP. I wish .wim files would natively mount too.

    Odd glitches like this often disappear with a reboot. One of the features of software still bearing debug code, perhaps.

    I've just had an episode with RP with the top window remaining over pop-up menus from the taskbar toolbars, date, desktop properties pop-up etc - even though I cannot see the menu choices they are active and override the controls of the visible application window in the foreground - one reboot and the phenomenon disappears.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I was completely missing the mount option until I uninstalled Roxio Easy Media Creator 2012. And before everyone screams, yes I know Roxio sucks. I had so I tried it, it works fine in Windows 7 and I use it there. Anyway Jimbo if you have any other burning software installed maybe its causing a conflict.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I was completely missing the mount option until I uninstalled Roxio Easy Media Creator 2012. And before everyone screams, yes I know Roxio sucks. I had so I tried it, it works fine in Windows 7 and I use it there. Anyway Jimbo if you have any other burning software installed maybe its causing a conflict.
    WinCDEmu > Roxio
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    WinCDEmu > Roxio. , Sigh how did I know somebody was going to do that. For mounting images maybe, but Roxio does a lot more than that. Also Windows 8 does it natively so I don't really need it. My beef with Roxio is that's its all or nothing during the install. I don't need or want Back on Track, or its virtual drive, but you don't get a choice and you can't un-install those items separately. I burn a lot of multi-session disks and Roxio does that very well. If it didn't lock my system up in Windows 8 I'd still be using it.
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    Windows 8.1


    Burnaware Home? It doesn't mount .isos though...
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm not looking for alternatives at the moment, thanks anyway. I'll worry about it when Windows 8 goes final. Even then, unless things change, I won't be running 8 unless I buy a Windows Tablet which probably won't have an optical drive anyway. I'm dual booting with Windows 7 so if I need to burn a disk I'll just boot up to that.
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    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    my main use for mounting ISO's is that on my 1 TB external usb drive I have ISO copies of ZILLIONS of DVD movies. I just mount the iso and play the dvd with VLC. Travelling a lot on Eurostar between Brussels / London and planes between glasgow and Iceland it's nice to watch movies on a small laptop that doesn't have a physical DVD drive without having to carry loads of DVD's around.

    I use AnyDVD by slysoft to extract the DVD image to ISO on another computer.

    I also archive any iso install dvd / cd's as well .

    Since I can also watch DVD's on a home large lcd TV via media streaming - I never bother with the actual physical media any more -- after extraction to ISO and archiving I simply give away the original DVD.

    My final project is scanning all my old CD labels -- I've long since ripped all my cd's to flac -- once I've scanned the labels I'll give away the entire collection as well -- around 2,000 so you can see how much physical space I can save.

    The point of this is to say that physical media such as DVD's will be obsolete very soon -- all this stuff can be stored on external disks, or server disks or even "the cloud". Why Burn stuff to DVD any more.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I hardly burn any disks these days. I used to backup my game disks but almost all of those have copy protection built into them. I also used to burn driver disks etc, for my various PC's. Its all on thumb drives now. I didn't even bother putting an optical drive in this build. I have an external DVD burner. I can see where the mount option could be quit handy on a tablet or other device that doesn't have an optical drive in it. Now that I know its there I'll probably use it more.
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    Windows 8


    I am running into the exact same problem. First time I had Slysoft Virtual Clonedrive install. Unistalling the program did not fix. I then rebuilt the PC and problem was gone. No the problem is back, and I have VERY few Apps presently installed.
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