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How to Mount an ISO Image Windows File

How to Mount an ISO Image Windows File

This article teaches you how to mount an IOS image windows file on your computer. You can mount ISOs on both Windows and Mac computers. In Windows 8 and 10, Windows finally provide a built-in way to mount ISO disk image files. However, if you are using Windows 7, you will need a third-party tool.

Mount ISO image in Windows 8, 8.1 or 10

On Windows 8 and 10, Windows has built-in functions to mount ISO disc images and VHD virtual hard disk image files. There are three options to mount an ISO image file.

How to Mount an ISO Image Windows File


  • Step: 1 — Double-click the ISO file to mount it. Remember — If your ISO file is associated with another program on the system, this method will not work.
  • Step: 2 — Right-click on an ISO file and select the “Mount” option.
  • Step: 3 — Select the file in the “File Explorer” and click the “Install” button under the “Disk Imaging Tool” tab in the ribbon.
  • Step: 3 — After loading the disc image, you will see it displayed as a new drive under this PC. 
  • Step: 4 — After completing the operation, right-click the drive and select “Eject” to uninstall the ISO file.
  • You are all set. Task Complete.

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How to Mount ISO image in Windows 7 or Vista

On older versions of Windows, you will need a third-party application to mount the ISO image file. We like to recommend WinCDEmu, this is a simple open-source CD installer. It supports ISO files and other disc image formats.

WinCDEmu is very useful even on Windows 8 and 10, it enables you to mount BIN / CUE, NRG, MDS / MDF, CCD and IMG image files that Windows still does not provide built-in support for.

How to Mount ISO image in Windows 7 or Vista

  • Step: 1 — Install WinCDEmu and permit it to install the required hardware drivers.
  • Step: 2 — When you finished, double-click the disc image file to load it.
  • Step: 3 — You can also right-click the disc image file, and then click “Select Drive Letter and Install” in the context menu.
  • Step: 4 — You will see a simple interface for selecting the drive letter and other basic options. Click “OK” and the installed image will appear under “Computer”.
  • Step: 5 — To unmount the disc image after completion, right-click the virtual disk drive and select “Eject”.
  • You are all set. Task Complete. 
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