Mount ISO image at Windows Vista using Virtual Clone Drive and Daemon Tools


Windows utility from Microsoft doesn’t able to mount ISO image at Windows Vista at this moment. But there is an alternative free virtual CD drive emulator application called Slysoft Virtual CloneDrive and Download Daemon that you can use for mount an ISO images at Windows Vista. Both this utilities allow you mount .ISO, .CCD, .DVD, .IMG, .UDF and .BIN files. Download the utility and start the setup process.

For Virtual Clone Drive. Mount an ISO images cab been done within few step only. To add an extra virtual drive, launch or start Virtual Clone Drive. Select the number of drives that you want to mount.

 Mount ISO image using virtual clone drive

When you double-click on an ISO image, it will always mount it in the first drive. If you want to mount a particular ISO in one of the other virtual drives, Select the particular ISO and right-click on the drive to select Virtual Clone Drive -> ” Mount ” option.

 Create ISO image using virtual clone drive

If you want to unmount a drive, you can do the same thing but choose the Unmount option.

For Daemon tools, Mount an images as below step:

  1. Right-click on the DAEMON Tools trayicon
  2. Select Virtual CD/DVD-ROM
  3. Select Device [?:]
  4. Click Mount
  5. Browse and select the image you wish to mount
  6. Click OK or double-click on the file to mount

Unmounting an image:

  1. Right-click on the DAEMON Tools trayicon
  2. Select Virtual CD/DVD-ROM
  3. Select Device [?:]
  4. Click Unmount

Please beware that Virtual clone drive and Daemon tools seem like does not workable on Windows Vista 64 bit edition.

Hope you enjoy the tips !!! Perhaps you can let me know other mounting application can been workable at Windows Vista

Mount ISO Image on Windows Updates:

There are a lot of mount ISO image tool out there, below are three free ISO image mount utilities that worth to try out.

Virtual CD-ROM (Microsoft) – Official Windows 7 mount ISO Image utility and even Windows Vista
MagicISO – Free mount ISO image utility with more features, but it’s not quite as simple to use.
Alcohol 52% – Free version of Alcohol 120 comes with browser toolbar – freemium.

Mounting an ISO Image in Windows 8 or 8.1

From Windows 8 onwards, you can mount ISO image immediate from operating system. All you need to do is right-click, double-click, or select and use the Ribbon to Mount an ISO image. It’s just that simple:


Windows 8 mount ISO image

Once you’ve done so, you’ll see the ISO image mounted as a new drive in Computer. You can right-click there to unmount when you’re done.

Share with us if you know any mount ISO image tools should include on the list.

  • Thx, was wondering why Nero Image Drive was’nt working in Vista 😉

  • me

    whoever wrote this needs to learn how to type proper english..

    “Windows utility from Microsoft seem like doesn’t able mount ISO image at Windows Vista so far. Perhaps is not compatible at this moment.”

    ^^ WTF!? and that was only the first sentence!

  • In Deamon Tool, I can’t show the Drive in My Computer. It accepts 0: 1: 2: etc… How to browse the mounted CD/DVD Image?

  • bhushan

    il ike it

  • larry ising

    who cares if they write correct english , thanks to who ever wrote this direction, and who is complaining configure your own way to do this steps . . . . yea thats what i thought smart @$$

  • gazza

    i did all these steps but when i try open the drive in my computer i get an error message saying

    “the disc might be corrupt. make sure that the disc uses a format that windows recognizes. if the disc is unformatted you need to format it before using it” and i have no clue wot 2 do 🙁 need help..

  • km


    Perhaps the disk contains unrecognize format files that windows can’t be detect. Perhaps you can provides us what is the file extension inside the disk

  • gazza2

    i have the same problem but there is no files on the drive (obviously) and the file mounted is an .iso of a normal instalation cd. so theres bound to be files ‘in’ the iso that windows doesnt recognise.
    any ideas?

  • Audrey

    how do i right click my drive? where is it? I don’t think i have an L drive. help please…i’m confused…

  • Thermaplugg

    I mounted a game disc .iso so that I wouldn’t need to use my disc when i was walking around with my laptop. It worked for everything except when I attempted to run the program. Then I tried reinstalling it from the .iso to see if that would help, but i still get the same error message “Please verify that your ______________ disc is in your CD-ROM drive, then click on ‘Retry’.” And nothing I’ve tried works.. Help, please?

  • colorzone

    How to Mount iso?

    Winmount( is a powerful windows utility which is dedicated to managing files and disks impressively and conveniently. WinMount supports compressing files to MOU RAR ZIP 7Z, decompressing and browsing MOU ZIP RAR CAB ARJ ISO GZ BZ2 TAR WIM files.

    WinMount can mount MOU RAR ZIP to a virtual disk or a local folder, which enabling you to use the files inside directly without extraction, saves your time and disk space dramatically.

    WinMount is also an image tool, supports mounting ISO ISZ BIN MDS/MDF NRG IMG CCD CUE to virtual DVD-ROM, supports mounting FLAC, APE, WV, WAVE to virtual CD-ROM, supports mounting VHD, VDI, VMDK, WMT, Microsoft WIM, and folder as a HDD virtual disk.

    In addition, WinMount can create a new blank RAM-disk, size from 64M to 4G, data will be lost when restart.

  • Samcj2

    is there a way to boot from a virtual drive and install windows… plz help need badly

  • km


    I try to search the way to boot from virtual drive to install windows on the internet. Seem like it is impossible.

  • tudor

    verry possible! in this verry moment i did it: i installed windows 7 from a image i had on my hard disk. but many things dont install and im still trying to make it work correctly(i installed on a new hard drive i bought but when i remove my old one, windows just wont boot).i managed to find out that some things need to be copied, but im still working on a method of doing this correctly without any problems. email me if you need anything:

  • Merrylegs69

    I need some advice please, I ave mounted a program to my virtual drive, works perfectly, but when I try delete the file off my hard drive, it says that I can’t, as it is in use. I have tried to burn it to Virtual drive, and it keeps asking me to put a cd in. What do I do???, I put it on the Virtual drive to try and save some space on my hard drive, I look forward to a solution, waiting in anticipation. pp

  • Henrik15795

    how i mount unmountable system that loading but stops on error?