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Disable ISO Mounting in Windows 8.1

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Is there anyway to disable the built in ISO Mounting in Windows 8.1 ? I prefer to use my own that I like better.

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Then use yours. There is not point in disabling it.

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Is there anyway to disable the built in ISO Mounting in Windows 8.1 ? I prefer to use my own that I like better.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong (not at home so can't check), but if I recall you just need to associate ISO's with another program and that'll take care of it, even the context menu will be disabled. It only works if ISO's are associated with Explorer.
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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong (not at home so can't check), but if I recall you just need to associate ISO's with another program and that'll take care of it, even the context menu will be disabled. It only works if ISO's are associated with Explorer.

 

That is my problem the context menu little option is not disabled when I do that. Reason why I want to disable the built in mounting of ISOs.

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That is my problem the context menu little option is not disabled when I do that. Reason why I want to disable the built in mounting of ISOs.

 

Should be...

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I will just go back to Windows 7 64 bit no big deal. Thanks.

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I don't see the value if it's not the default handler, but:

 

Regedit -> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> Windows.ISO.File -> shell -> delete 'mount' and 'burn'.

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I don't see the value if it's not the default handler, but:

 

Regedit -> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> Windows.ISO.File -> shell -> delete 'mount'

 

Thanks.

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I will just go back to Windows 7 64 bit no big deal. Thanks.

Over something as trivial as this? lol...

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Over something as trivial as this? lol...

I thought the same thing.

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That is my problem the context menu little option is not disabled when I do that. Reason why I want to disable the built in mounting of ISOs.

What opens when you double-click an ISO?

And agreed with above.. just set the open-with handler and remove the context menus if it's not working, takes like 5 seconds... a lot easier than a reinstall. Killing a fly with a nuke and all that.

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And how does your utility (even a home-rolled one) use less RAM (or resources) than File Explorer (the renamed Windows Explorer, which handles ISO mounting)?  At worst, File Explorer adds an additional process per ISO it mounts - it uses no more RAM on a per-drive or even per-ISO basis (at up to six drives).  Even the additional processes chew up no more in the way of RAM use.  (File Explorer, like Windows Explorer in previous versions, is always running - remember, it's the shell behind other necessaries, such as the Taskbar.)  That is less than any third-party ISO mounting utility i have seen - free OR fee. 

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And how does your utility (even a home-rolled one) use less RAM (or resources) than File Explorer (the renamed Windows Explorer, which handles ISO mounting)?  At worst, File Explorer adds an additional process per ISO it mounts - it uses no more RAM on a per-drive or even per-ISO basis (at up to six drives).  Even the additional processes chew up no more in the way of RAM use.  (File Explorer, like Windows Explorer in previous versions, is always running - remember, it's the shell behind other necessaries, such as the Taskbar.)  That is less than any third-party ISO mounting utility i have seen - free OR fee. 

 

I don't think he is making an argument that what he wants to use is less RAM. For whatever reason he likes whatever he wants to use better. Maybe it supports more file types than just ISOs like WinCDEmu, Virtual Clone Drive, Daemon Tools all do. Hell, some of those have additional features such as defeating copy protection mechanisms on discs. I use to play Diablo II with ripped ISOs in place of using CDs back in the day with DTools.

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