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If you did not yet notice: There is a new feature in Windows 8 concerning disk images. Instead of using third-party software for it, you can now mount .iso files and more with a native Mount function. To access it, just right-click the image file in an explorer window and select Mount – or left-click the image and get there via the ribbon menu: after clicking it, select Manage from the Disc image tools menu point and click on Mount.
The disk image will then be mounted in a virtual disk drive (which will also be listed under My Computer) and you will be able to see all of its contents. To unmount the virtual drive again you can either do it with the ribbon menu just as before or just do it as you do for any other drive by right-clicking the drive and selecting Eject.
Where you need third party programs to create iso images on Windows, you can do this with a single cat command on Linux operating systems. Open a terminal and find out the name of your disk drive, which is located in /dev:
The file named scd0 or similar is your drive. Now enter following to create an image (I’ll create it on my desktop – replace my username with yours):
cat /dev/scd0 > /home/christian/someubuntu.iso
Windows 8 introduces a new feature concerning disks and virtual drives: it is now possible to mount disk images via explorer without using third party applications such as Daemon Tools that create virtual disk drives to be able to use images without burning them on a CD or DVD first. The feature is really easy to find – just select the image in Windows explorer and click on Mount in the top navigation pane (Ribbon, if you have not altered it)…
… or just right-click the image and choose Mount:
The image will then be mounted in a virtual drive which is accessible just like any other disks.