.iso files

I tried to execute a .iso file within Windows, Windows prompted me to burn th e.iso to disk.

I burned an .iso to disk.

The disk contained several directories and an installation procedure

The disk did not contain an OS

My question.  Is there a way in which to take the .so and instead of having it burn to disk, exploding it onto a sub-directory, from which I could then perform an isntall ?

Anthony LuciaAsked:
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I always use virtual clone drive.. Just install the application and it will be added to your notification area.. Just make sure to browse to the .iso files.


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Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
I use WINRAR, works just like winzip.  Its free and you can extract ISO files with ease
Gabriel CliftonNet AdminCommented:
Most zip programs can extract the ISO image to your computer. Ones I have tested that work are WinZIP, WinRar, 7Zip.
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Preferably 7zip (others mentioned are not really free, rather shareware).
Most likely you have bootable ISO image, so making it a disk was waste of material.
Just connect it to running virtual machine, and reboot it
If its a bootable ISO you want to create a virtual DVD drive on your PC. I use Magic Disk by magiciso (which is a free download). Once installed and opened you just need to go to the task tray, right click on the disk image and select mount image, then you select your ISO image and it will autostart if bootable and run an installer or give you the option to open the file contents of the disk. It will also appear as a disc in "My Computer" just as it would if you were to put a dvd in your dvd drive.
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