How To Mount And Use An ISO Disc Image

Many software distributors use disc image formats like ISO and IMG to provide their operating systems and application suits in downloadable form. Whether you are downloading a trial version of Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013 or are looking to download a Linux distribution like Ubuntu, you will have to download a disc image file. Many users feel confused regarding the use of these files and how to extract the contents Continue Reading →

Download Windows 8 Final Version [Official And Mirror Link]

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After nearly a year of pre-beta and beta testing, the final build for Windows 8 is now available. What started off as a raw build in the form of the Developer’s Preview was later upgraded to the Consumer Preview (Beta), followed by the Release Preview and now the final build, which has been made available for download on a 90-Day Trial basis. You can download this build from the links Continue Reading →

Download Windows 8 Release Preview (Official And Mirror Link)

Update: The new Final Build of Windows 8  is now available for download. You can get the Latest Windows 8 version from this link. Yesterday, Microsoft released the release candidate for Windows 8, known as the Windows Release Preview. You can download this latest Windows 8 version from the download link given at the end of this post. The Release Preview has come after the Windows 8 Beta version, which Continue Reading →

Mount ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF, NRG Disc Images In Ubuntu, Furius ISO Mount

In a previous post, I reviewed Mounty, which is an easy to use disc mounting application for Ubuntu Linux, which enables users to quickly mount virtual disc images via the app-indicator menu. In that post, I also explained a bit about “what is disc image mounting and how to mount disc images”. There are a number of disc image formats in which virtual discs (virtual CD/DVD disc images) are created. Continue Reading →

Easily Mount Disc Images In Ubuntu Linux With Mounty

Mounting a virtual disc image  by using a virtual drive can help explore the content of the disc image, without having to burn it (e.g. ISO file) to a CD or DVD disc. This way, one can avoid wasting optical discs and also prolong the life of the optical drive, as running CDs or DVDs excessively can reduce the life of an optical (CD/DVD) drive. For those of you who Continue Reading →

Create A Bootable ISO Disc Image From Windows Setup Files With WBICreator

If you copy files from a Windows disc to a hard drive or USB for burning them onto a CD/DVD, the output disc does not become bootable. In other words burning Windows setup files from a local or external drive will not allow you to boot the CD/DVD device (on which files are burned) for installing Windows. Many people do not know how to create a “bootable” CD or DVD Continue Reading →

How To Install Windows 8 On VirtualBox [Complete Guide]

In this post I will tell you the process of installing Windows 8 Latest build on VirtualBox to create a Windows 8 virtual machine. It can be quite handy to keep a virtual machine for Windows 8 since the raw Consumer Preview might still have bugs or functionality issues due to which it might not be a good idea to install it on a physical machine, unless you are dual Continue Reading →

Convert Disk Images From IMG To ISO Format With IMG To ISO Application

IMG is a disk image format like Bin, Cue, ISO, etc. Such images can be mounted as virtual disks with the help of disk mounting programs like MagicDisc, Power ISO, Alcohol, Daemon Tools, etc. ISO is a more popular format than IMG and many CD/DVD and Blu-ray disc images are found as ISO files. IMG to ISO is a free software which can convert IMG files to more commonly used Continue Reading →

Bandizip, Compress, Extract & Create Self Extracting EXE Files

Bandizip is a robust archive manager which allows you to preview the list of compressed files before extraction and provides the utility to create self extracting EXE files. Bandizip supports: ZIP, 7Zip, RAR, ALZ, EGG, TAR, BH, LZH, GZ, BZ2, ISO, CAB, WIM, XZ, ARJ, and Z archives files. Bandizip has a fast algorithm for compression & extraction of archives. It supports “Drag and Drop” and provides  preview within Windows Continue Reading →

Create Encrypted Disk Images And Mount Virtual Discs With FreeVDF

FreeVDF is a virtual disk management software which allows creating virtual disks which can be encrypted and password protected. FreeVDF also allows mounting CD/DVD drives images. This makes FreeVDF more than a virtual disk mounting application, as one can create encrypted virtual drives on a computer and password protected the data inside them.