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What do you use as a portable iso mounter on Windows 7 (x86/x64), any suggestions?

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WinCDEmu has a portable edition. It requires Administrator access because it will need to install a kernel driver to handle mounting into the system's object namespace, but so will any other program that does the same thing.

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Awesome, I'll try this out! – FLX May 18 '11 at 13:33

from MakeUseOf (literally),
Mount CD or DVD Image Files Virtually Using A Portable App.

Download the Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v2.0.1.1

That reference comes from Microsoft KB916902.

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Thanks nik, but that's the tool of the devil :) – FLX May 18 '11 at 13:33
Will that even work in Windows 7 x86? It's definitely not going to work on x64 since the driver is x86 only. @FLX: You're already using their OS, so what's the difference? ;-) – afrazier May 18 '11 at 13:37
I've run this in 7 x64 and it worked without issue. I usually used Daemon Tools though. This was just for testing. – music2myear May 18 '11 at 14:11
@music2myear: Really? It worked? Interesting. – afrazier May 18 '11 at 20:26
@afrazier compatibility mode? program files(x86) folder? what are those for? – Cand3r Dec 11 '15 at 21:27

Since I rarely need to mount an ISO, but extract .zip archives more regularly, my preference is to use 7-Zip to extract the contents of an ISO to a folder. This saves me from having to install a stand-alone utility to handle ISO files.

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