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Virtual ISO Mounter gives error on laptop WITH physical DVD

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

    Virtual ISO Mounter gives error on laptop WITH physical DVD


    Hi there
    Virtual Iso mounter works just fine on Netbook / ultra book with no physical DVD device.

    Computer with physical DVD device -- no DVD in the device of course - - message "Problem mounting xxxx.iso" where xxxx is name of the iso.

    However the ISO is ACTUALLY mounted and can be read from -- no problem. Just the message is issued incorrectly.

    OS - Windows 8 x-64 RTM TechNet, Laptop Sony VAIO.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    windows 8 pro x64


    stupid question, where is this virtual mounter located? i know it is built into windows 8 but have yet to locate it. probably real obvious answer too
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    just double click on an .ISO file in Windows explorer (Sorry -- now called "File Explorer") or right mouse click on the file name and choose MOUNT.
    Very useful facility actually in W8.


    @ Mods

    This shouldn't be in the "Virtualisation" section as this is now a CORE feature of standard W8 -- I'm not referring to a Virtual machine here.

    From Windows Explorer / File Explorer here's what you get now with an .ISO file in STANDARD windows 8 (not a VM) when you Right mouse click on the .iso file name.

    Enc image




    Cheers
    jimbo
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    windows 8 pro x64


    option is not there for me, do i need to enable it somehow?
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Do you have the burn disc image option?
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    windows 8 pro x64


    no i do not
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    have you got something else set as default isohandler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    have you got something else set as default isohandler?
    no. unless nero is interfering somehow, i have it installed
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    That could be it.

    Go to default programs and set windows explorer as default for .iso files.
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    windows 8 pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That could be it.

    Go to default programs and set windows explorer as default for .iso files.
    it worked, thanx for the help
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