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ISO files without an optical drive?

by maximum7 / May 17, 2009 8:34 AM PDT

I have a set of iso files that I would like to use without burning to a CD/DVD. Is there a freeware program that will easily allow me to do this? My optical drive is currently busted and I would prefer to use discs sparingly when I finally get a new one. Any suggestions?

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Don't think it's possible and given the price of opticals
by VAPCMD / May 17, 2009 10:14 AM PDT

I wouldn't spend much time looking for a way 'around'.


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by John.Wilkinson / May 17, 2009 11:43 AM PDT

SlySoft's Virtual CloneDrive is a free application that mounts images files, including ISOs, so that you can use them without burning a physical CD. It is safe to use, but note that some applications, primarily games, may detect it on your computer and refuse to install/run due to aggressive anti-piracy technology. This is characteristic of most such applications and something to keep in mind.

Hope this helps,

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