VirtualClone Drive

Windows XP, Vista or 7 cannot natively open a .iso in Windows explorer like Windows 8.1 can. VirtualClone Drive is a free utility which gives this feature.

Download Link

Virtual CloneDrive can be downloaded from here:

http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html

Installation Instructions

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Launch the .exe and accept the UAC:

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Next accept the license agreement

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Select next:

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Select install:

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Select “Always trust software from Elaborate Bytes AG” and select install

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Once the install is done, select close.

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Now you should be able to open .iso file in Windows Explorer by right clicking the .iso and selecting Mount (Windows 8.0 and 8.1 have this ability natively):

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Select open folder to view files:

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The .iso now can be opened in Windows explorer.

A program like ImgBurn can be used to copy all old game discs and software CD/DVDs to a .iso image which can be stored on an external hard drive. Virtual Clone Drive can be used to run them.

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