How to Mount an Image File with PowerISO
Mounting image files can be a long and painful process.
Although PowerISO doesn’t necessarily reduce the amount of time it takes to mount the images, it certainly alleviates some of the pain and frustration. In this brief guide, we’ll go over what we mean in a little more detail.
Take a Moment to Breath
If you’re like most people, you probably went to Google as a last resort in order to hunt down the proper mounting strategy before your last strand of nerve frazzles. Rest assured, you have found your solution! Now take a moment to collect yourself and let’s get to work!
The Image-Mounting Process
First, make sure that PowerISO is installed in the proper location: C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerISO. Your computer might say x64 instead of x86. This simply means your computer uses the 32-bit version of windows instead of the 64-bit.
Second, restart your computer.
When your computer has restarted, open PowerISO in the taskbar, click on the topmost tab on the left hand side, and select “Set number of drives.” You will need at least one, but the more the merrier.
Next, select “mount image to drive D:\.” It might say, “no media” if this your first time using that drive. That’s fine. Install to the drive just like you would install a program to any other drive.
Lastly, create image files by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting the conveniently titled “create image” option.
This process can take quite a while when first getting the hang of things. Don’t worry about that, though; it’s natural! In terms of loading, the process can add another significant chunk of time to your project; however, the quality of the hand-made image files should serve to assuage that frustration.