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It helps to give my problem some context. I want to install some software on a laptop that doesn't have a CD drive. The installation media composes of 4 CDs installed in series.

What I did was created 4 iso images from the real media and transferred them to the laptop I want to install it on. Windows 10 File Explorer automatically mounted the first disk image when I opened the iso file. I started the setup program and waited for the prompt to enter the next disk in the drive. I then ejected(unmounted the image) using file explorer and opened the next iso. Problem appears to be that windows opened the next image using a different mount point or identifier, because when i return to the running installation software, it still believes the second installation cd to be unavailable. Note that the drive letter in use was the same, because I unmounted the previous iso first. File explorer of course shows the media mounted under a different drive id of style [drive letter - random numbers].

So, I'd like to know if there is a way to mount an iso disk image to a specific drive ID / mount point that can be remounted to another image such that it appear as literally the same drive?

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I'm unsure of this but is it possible to mount all of the four ISO image files in file explorer before you start the setup program and see if setup works

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    This answer does not make logical sense. It is not possible to mount an ISO, within Windows 10, and assign all 4 ISOs the same drive letter. The setup is looking for additional files, during the installation process, having 4 different drives would not solve the author's problem. – Ramhound Aug 8 at 19:44
  • Ramhound is correct. Mounting all four ISO images simultaneously doesn't work. I suspect that the setup program wants the CD loaded into the same exact logical drive. I still haven't found a working solution for this. – Charles Forrest Aug 9 at 1:33

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