How to install iso?

Anna Mikhailova
Anna Mikhailova
April 16, 2013
How to install iso?

Files with the .iso extension are called CD images. They are fairly widespread on the Internet, because thanks to them you can publish games and programs that require installation, in the public domain. However, some users find them useless because they do not know how to install from iso. And for this you need to get a special software.

Install the software

In order to install a game or a program with the .iso extension, you need to find it on the Internet and download the special program Daemon Tools. This program is designed to "emulate" a virtual CD drive, where a disk image is subsequently mounted. It is worth noting that the Daemon Tools program is distributed in the paid and free version, but for home use it is quite enough and free. It can be downloaded from. After installing the program should restart the computer.

Customize the program

The installed program automatically gets into Windows startup, so when the system starts up, it starts working in the background. And the application icon is in the system tray.After that, you should configure the program, for which you need to click on it with the right mouse button, where you should select the "Emulation" button in the appeared menu. After that, in the drop-down menu you need to click on the line "All options are included." Then, in all file managers except physical disks, several virtual drives created by this program will be displayed.

Install programs and games

In order to start working with the .iso file, you need to left-click on the icon "Drive 0: [X:] Empty". Then you should find in the Windows Explorer window you downloaded in advance the disk image file with the program or game. After that, you need to open "My Computer" and make sure that one of the virtual drives has a name by the name of the disk image. Then you need to click on it twice, in the end, after the autorun, the virtual disk will open as a regular CD. To install a program or game, you will need to find a file named Setup and double click on it. Further installation will take place as if it were an ordinary disk. Now you know how to install an iso file, and you can enjoy your favorite game or program without purchasing a licensed disc.