Mount disk images in Windows 8
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.