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Why does Windows (workstation and server) not have the ability to mount and ISO file built into the OS? RRS feed

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  • What is Microsoft's stance on this?
    • Changed type Arthur Xie Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:05 AM
    • Changed type Arthur Xie Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6:54 AM
    Monday, September 20, 2010 9:46 AM

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  • This was requested during Beta stage of Windows 7, but ignored.

    Send feedback to MS and request it, maybe we can see it in Windows 8:

    http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:04 AM
  • Already done. It amazes me that this is still not a much request feature and I juts wondered if anyone knew why this hasn't been delivered. Why wait till Windows 8. MS could deliver as part of a service pack.
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:07 AM
  • MS never includes new programs in a ServicePack.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:08 AM
  • maybe a more direct reply would be this.

    MS has only just recently, and most reluctantly, begun supporting the hideously complicated makeshift abomination called ISO, which, had MS applied its considerable influence 15 years ago, we wouldn't be stuck with today.

    perhaps in the future when CD/DVD media has completely vanished to obsolescence, and therefore its file system ceases to mutate, a Windows version will finally be implemented that fully integrates ISO file format.

     

    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:31 AM
  • I can appreciate that the "standard", loosely said! is a bit of a pain but MS themselves distribute loads of software via ISO's. I don't want to have to burn a CD or DVD every time. I also do not want to have to download and install third party software to do this. In fact, financial institutions would not allow this.
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:36 AM

  • <Andre.Ziegler> wrote in message news:add8cd0e-15e5-4270-ab73-3d68f64c471d@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    This was requested during Beta stage of Windows 7, but ignored.

    Send feedback to MS and request it, maybe we can see it in Windows 8:

    http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

    I would guess that it was not ignored as much as it was deemed not necessary. There are enough unnecessary features in Windows (all versions) as it is, in my opinion, that cause it to be as large as it is. If every single request for a new feature was granted, can you imagine how large a hard drive you'd need just to install and run it?

    I use Pismo for mounting ISO files. It's small, free, and works well in XP and Win7.


    SC Tom
    -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.

    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:38 AM

  • <Andre.Ziegler> wrote in message news:add8cd0e-15e5-4270-ab73-3d68f64c471d@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    This was requested during Beta stage of Windows 7, but ignored.

    Send feedback to MS and request it, maybe we can see it in Windows 8:

    http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

    I would guess that it was not ignored as much as it was deemed not necessary. There are enough unnecessary features in Windows (all versions) as it is, in my opinion, that cause it to be as large as it is. If every single request for a new feature was granted, can you imagine how large a hard drive you'd need just to install and run it?

    I use Pismo for mounting ISO files. It's small, free, and works well in XP and Win7.


    SC Tom
    -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.


    Not everyone has the luxury of installing third party software. Mounting of ISO's has been requested many many times (just search the web). I would find this more useful than ZIP support!
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:41 AM
  • I can appreciate that the "standard", loosely said! is a bit of a pain but MS themselves distribute loads of software via ISO's. I don't want to have to burn a CD or DVD every time.
    I understand this. This was told to MS con connect during Windows 7 Beta stage.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:41 AM
  • can you imagine how large a hard drive you'd need just to install and run it?

    I use Pismo for mounting ISO files. It's small, free, and works well in XP and Win7.


    if it's so small as a standalone program...

     

    This was told to MS con connect during Windows 7 Beta stage.


    oh?   you mean the 1996 ISO file format was news during Windows 7 Beta?

     

     

     


    IE9 now features a revolutionary Download Manager with Resume.
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:43 AM
  • oh?   you mean the 1996 ISO file format was news during Windows 7 Beta?

    the argumentation was given to MS, that MS releases software as ISO but you have to install 3rd party tools to use them.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, September 20, 2010 7:59 PM
  •  

    i was wrong.  the ISO Standard was made official in 1987.

    that might mean it predates Windows 7 Beta by 22 years.

     

    maybe i got that confused with the El Torito CD-ROM Boot Specification which evolved as a desperate workaround ca 1995 (pdf).

     


    IE9 now features a revolutionary Download Manager with Resume.
    Monday, September 20, 2010 8:29 PM
  •  

    i was wrong.  the ISO Standard was made official in 1987 .

    that might mean it predates Windows 7 Beta by 22 years.

     

     


    IE9 now features a revolutionary Download Manager with Resume .

    It takes time to develop features don't you know! In all seriousness, MS released download for XP to do this but there is no official Win 7 x64 update. Why on earth not include it!
    Monday, September 20, 2010 9:03 PM
  • the historic El Torito spec is no longer available on Phoenix's site.

    you'll want to grab it from that other site (pdf) before it disappears from there too.

    that was version 0.5.  here's a google viewable version 1.0 from el-torito.pdf.gz

     

    and here's an interesting response that came a decade later.  KB167685

     

    Look at all those well known names.  IBM, Phoenix, ECMA.  Are you taking all this in, Andre? 


    IE9 now features a revolutionary Download Manager with Resume.
    Monday, September 20, 2010 9:24 PM