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How do you extract/install from an .iso file?

How do you extract/install from an .iso file?

I've downloaded an .iso file but don't have a DVD writer at the moment - is there a recommended Virtual DVD drive that I can use to install from the .iso file?

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Guest [Entry]

Without knowing exactly what operating system you're running, I recommend using either VirtualCloneDrive or Magic Disc. Both are free and work on just about any version of Windows (including 64-bit versions). Plus they don't have the crapware that Daemon Tools tries to shove down your throat.
Guest [Entry]

"Assuming Windows, you can try Daemon Tools.

In Linux you can mount an ISO similarly to the way you mount other volumes:

mount -o loop -t iso9660 file.iso /mnt/test

Alternatively, if the installer doesn't mandate a ""physical"" volume to install from you can also extract the contents of the ISO file (archivers such as WinRAR are usually able to do this, but there's also special software for this) and run the installer from there."
Guest [Entry]

"There is a free program called AlZip that will let you open/extract an ISO file like a regular compressed file (zip, rar, etc) It also supports these other formats, of course. Get it here

edit: it used to be free (ad-supported) for non-commercial users, but they seem to have changed the policy recently...

Also check out all the other free utility programs this Korean company has created.
I can't remember if it was AlZip, but one of them adds a very useful ""create new folder"" context menu item."
"There is a free program called AlZip that will let you open/extract an ISO file like a regular compressed file (zip, rar, etc) It also supports these other formats, of course. Get it here

edit: it used to be free (ad-supported) for non-commercial users, but they seem to have changed the policy recently...

Also check out all the other free utility programs this Korean company has created.
I can't remember if it was AlZip, but one of them adds a very useful ""create new folder"" context menu item."
Guest [Entry]

"I use Total Commander plugin ISO:

http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/iso.html

It won't open certain ISO files though."
Guest [Entry]

7Zip will allow you to extract ISO files, it also lets you extract the boot files from a Windows XP/Vista/7/etc ISO