Windows 8 has native mounting support for ISOs, VHDs

By Matthew
Aug 30, 2011
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  1. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 842   +11

    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 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,713   +286

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

    Michael Schmidt Newcomer, in training

    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 Newcomer, in training

    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: 10,000   +710

    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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