How To Mount an ISO Disc Image in Windows 8


In this article, we are going to explain how to mount an ISO disc image in Windows 8. Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 7 ship with the capability to burn an ISO to a physical disc. 

Procedure to mount an ISO disc image in Windows 8

Step 1
First of all, we have to go to the Windows 8 Desktop.
Step 2
Navigate to the location of the ISO image to mount and click on it. We'll see "Disc Image Tools" displayed above the "Manage" tab. Click "Mount.
Step 3
After that, we'll have access to the files in the ISO image.
Step 4
Find the location of the ISO, then right-click it and select "Mount" from the context menu.
Step 5
It only takes a second, and we can then open the "My Computer" window and see the ISO image mounted as a virtual drive. Windows will grab an available drive letter that's available on our system.
In this example, I have Office 2013 Pro and two different versions of Linux mounted on my Windows 8 Computer. It grabbed the drive letters D, K, and L since they aren't used by other physical or virtual drives.
Step 6
Then double-click the image to access the files we need. In this instance, I can access the Setup.exe file to install Office 2013 without having to burn it to disc first. This feature is especially handy if we don't have an optical drive say on a netbook. Games will run faster from the ISO image on the hard disk versus a physical CD or DVD.
If your day-to-day computing requires the use of many ISOs, Windows 8 has you covered and without the need for third-party software.


In this article, we learned about How To Mount an ISO Disc Image in Windows 8.