Suggestions To Mount ISO Files in Windows® 7
When you buy Windows 7 from the Microsoft website, you can download the Operating System as an ISO file. Thus, it would be easy for the users to make a bootable DVD or USB drive and install the Windows 7 Operating System in their System. The customers who buy Windows 7 from an online store might not get the ISO files. The ISO file is a disk image i.e. it is an image of files which can be burnt into a CD. The ISO files are not compressed and this helps to keep the back up of CDs and DVDs and store the contents of the CDs and DVDs in the hard drives. The ISO is a format which is used around the world and it requires the support of third party tools when one burns it. The ISO format was not supported in the previous version of Windows. But Windows 7 is capable of burning an ISO file into a CD or DVD.
- About ISO files in Windows 7
- Tips to mount them
- Burning of ISO files
About ISO files in Windows 7
The ISO file format is able to make copies of CDs and DVDs which store data. It might back up the DVD and it could store complete data from the discs. You may create an ISO file by copying into a single file an entire disc, from sector 0 till the end. When you copy a file from a disc, it might not be complete as the header information may be lost. But the ISO files carry the complete information in the disc, including the header i.e. ISO files contain the entire data in the original DVD.
Tips to mount them
You need to follow these steps to mount ISO files in Windows 7. You need to download Virtual CloneDrive from a trusted site. Make sure to associate ISO files with Virtual CloneDrive to install Virtual CloneDrive. Specify the desired number of virtual drives after installing Virtual CloneDrive. Reboot your system after closing Virtual CloneDrive. The ISO files might get mounted automatically with a double click on ISO files after a reboot.
You need to insert a CD/DVD in the drive and open the program 'Free Easy CD DVD Burner' for burning. At the top of the program window on the tool bar, click on the 'Copy CD/DVD' button. Then click on 'Burn an image' file link under the 'Action' menu. Then select the file you want to burn. A dialogue box would appear asking 'Do you want to burn'. Then click on 'Ok' to confirm.