How to Mount an ISO image file Windows 8

Many of us use the popular Virtual CloneDrive software for this job in Windows 7. But in Windows 8, you don’t need these software, Windows 8 supports ISO mounting as well. In Windows 8, an ISO file can be mounted just with a click. Right-click on an ISO file and then select Mount option to see a new optical drive in Computer (My Computer). One can mount multiple ISO files without any problems.

In Windows 7, Microsoft added the support to burn ISO files without using third-party burning software. Now with Windows 8, you can also mount ISO files with a click. If you are new to Windows 8, Microsoft has added ISO mount capabilities to its latest Windows 8 operating system. With this feature, one can mount an ISO file without the help of third-party tools.
Here is how to Mount & Unmount ISO file Windows 8:

1. Navigate to the location where you have saved the ISO file.

2. Right-click on the ISO file and then select Mount option mount it.

3. You should now see a new virtual drive under Devices with removable storage section in Computer. Double-click on the new virtual drive to access ISO file contents.

4. To unmount, right-click on the virtual drive in Computer and then select Eject option.

NOTE: This feature is not available in Windows 7. Refer to How to mount ISO image files in Windows 7 Video Tutorial to learn more.

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