Windows 8 has native mounting support for ISOs, VHDs

By Matthew
Aug 30, 2011
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  1. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 876   +14

    Its a nice addition but IDK it will sell it to me. Depending on how Win8 preforms I might just skip 7 on my main gaming machine and jump straight to 8 (Still running xp right now :p).
  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,306   +608

    thats definately really nice!
    And it will also help the pirates...haha
    but who cares, this is awesome!
  3. Michael Schmidt

    Michael Schmidt TS Rookie

    Microsoft continues to play catch-up with Linux. We've had archive mounting for some time.
  4. I think I'll stock with windows 7 four years ago , windows8 still not interest to upgrade to
  5. edwaruma

    edwaruma TS Rookie

    i cnt wait for Win8 unfortunately i cant afford to download the beta version but im banking on the final version!
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,024   +1,286

    Quite frankly, mounting an ISO really isn't that big a deal. Many want to mount their game discs as ISOs, (myself included), so they don't have to crank the CD or DVD in and out of an optical drive constantly. I tend to think M$ isn't going to include any capability to go around DRM to mount these discs, possibly running afoul of the DMCA.

    So, business as usual, you'd still have to get a clean ISO someplace else, before Windows would mount it for you.

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