1.    22 Mar 2016 #1
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    Mount DVD ISO


    Hey guys,

    I have a copy of Battle for Middle Earth and I want to be able to play it without the disc since I have no optical drive. Currently I use an external optical drive every time I want to play but it's becoming quite a hassle. I've searched for a long time trying to figure out how to mount .iso files but I'm pretty confused at this point. I can't even find an .iso file in the DVD drive so I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong.

    Any help would be very appreciated, thanks.
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  2.    22 Mar 2016 #2
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    Copy the contents of the cd to your HD.
    To mount an .ISO file right click on the .ISO file and select mount.
    ISO and IMG File - Mount or Unmount in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    22 Mar 2016 #3
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    The problem you have is that you need to create an ISO file from the DVD before you can mount it.

    You need to use a 3rd party software tool to create an ISO file that contains all the files on the DVD you have. There are a number of tools that will do this and you can find them if you Google "How to create an ISO file from a DVD". One example is InfraRecorder
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  4.    22 Mar 2016 #4
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    philc43,

    That makes sense. So the disc itself doesn't actually come with an ISO file? I guess I'm just a little confused as to what that is exactly and I haven't found a great answer online yet.
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  5.    22 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBrayn Jomms View Post
    philc43,

    That makes sense. So the disc itself doesn't actually come with an ISO file? I guess I'm just a little confused as to what that is exactly and I haven't found a great answer online yet.
    An ISO file, often called an ISO image, is a single file that's a perfect representation of an entire CD, DVD, or BD. The entire contents of a disc can be precisely duplicated in a single ISO file.

    Think of an ISO file like a box that holds all the parts to something that needs built - like a child's toy you might buy that requires assembly. The box that the toy pieces come in does you no good as an actual toy but the contents inside of it, once taken out and put together, become what you're actually wanting to use.
    Source: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsi/g/isofile.htm
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  6.    22 Mar 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
    Gotcha, that's a perfect explanation. Exactly what I needed. So, to summarize, I just need to create an ISO file with a 3rd party application and then I will be able to mount that file, right?
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  7.    22 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBrayn Jomms View Post
    Gotcha, that's a perfect explanation. Exactly what I needed. So, to summarize, I just need to create an ISO file with a 3rd party application and then I will be able to mount that file, right?
    You've got it - that's exactly what you will need to do.
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  8.    22 Mar 2016 #8
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    One thing that has worked for me several times over several version of Windows has been to create a Folder on the HDD then copy all the contents of a CD or DVD into that Folder, could do the same with a USB drive on any computer with the ODD. Then I locate the install.* or setup.* file in that Folder to start the install. If any files are further needed from the original disc they can be found in that Folder. It works really great with an encyclopedia, mapping software, dictionary, etc.
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