Windows® 7 ISO
Tips to Avoid Problems While Mounting ISO Files on Windows 7
Not all programs work with Windows 7. Some programs will require a bit more than standard installation to run smoothly. To get the optimal performance from your programs you might be required to create an image or an ISO file so that you can “mount” the image to your computer. On Windows 7, there is a way that you can create virtual drives, but they have some limitations. To get around those limitations you will need to utilize different software. There are numbers of software and ways to mount ISO files to your computer. We will cover a few of these in this article.
- Daemon Tools and Windows 7
- Additional ISO software
Daemon Tools and Windows 7
Until the release of Windows 7 a program called daemon tools was used to create, manage, and mount ISO files. It would run in the background and pretend to be a disc drive so that the computer would see a disc in a drive. It would work for games, movies, and basically any other type of ISO file that you created. There is not a version of daemon tools that will work on Windows 7. There are alternatives, however.
Power ISO is one of those alternatives. It is a free program that will allow you to mount your Windows 7 ISO files on your computer. Power ISO is a free software or freeware, and is available at download.com so there shouldn’t be any problems with acquiring the software.
Additional ISO software
Different software that you can use has a couple of parts and steps needed to utilize it to its full capacity. This software actually allows you to view your ISO movie files directly through the Windows Media Center. It has a few steps that need to be completed. The first step is to download a program named Virtual Clone Drive. When installing the program, it is best to just do the default or standard installation. The next step is to download and install a program named Mikinho Mount Image. This is an add in software that makes it possible to mount the ISO files directly into the media center. The next step is to copy your ISO files into your media center library. When you have completed all of these steps you will be able to watch your ISO files through your Media Center library.
There are advances with software and technology made every day. There are several other options that are available that we did not cover in this article.
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