How to install .ISO file

By Brendafornia
Jan 17, 2005
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  1. Hi,
    I have a program with the ending .iso. I do not know which program I have to use to open and install it. If I just double click it it opens cd creator, am I supposed to burn it to a CD rom first?
    Please help.

    Brendafornia
  2. Brendafornia

    Brendafornia Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    How to use Virtual CD with .iso file

    hi,
    I downloaded Virtual CD, because I read that I could open and install a program that has then ending .iso. Now I do not know how to use it. Can anyone help me?

    Brendafornia
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Yes, ISO files are the contents of a CD in file-format.
    Use any program that can burn ISO-files, such as CloneCD, CDRWIN etc.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    http://www.virtualcd-online.com/vcd/apps/support/knowledgebase.cfm?CaseGroupID=44&lg=0

    Isn't there a manual/helpfile with that program?
  5. Kevin16

    Kevin16 Newcomer, in training Posts: 173

    winrar can extract iso files
  6. bartle

    bartle Newcomer, in training

    MagicISO is recommended. you can edit/extract iso image using magiciso. and it is a good iso burner.
    http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-burnwin.htm
  7. alvan

    alvan Newcomer, in training

    changing to ISO files

    err...can i ask that is there any ways we can change e file type to ISO file type? for example .rar files?
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    My personal suggestion is Virtual Clone Drive, a free program from Slysoft.
    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5973-virtual-clonedrive.html

    It installs a "virtual dvd rom" that shows up under "My Computer" along with your other drives. Just double click on the .ISO file and it reads the ISO in such a way that it looks like a real CD/DVD in Windows. Then you treat it like you would any CD or DVD. As an added bonus, it hands lots of other ISO-style CD formats, like MDS, BIN, CCD etc...

    This is different from programs like MagicISO, UltraISO etc... In that not only is it free, but you don't have to use the program's interface itself. You just use Windows Explorer to run and browse your ISO file like you would a regular CD or DVD.
    John Poldoian likes this.
  9. rock69

    rock69 Newcomer, in training

    Virtual CD works great for me...
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