The support for features in Windows 8 is becoming richer, adding features natively for which we currently need to bolt software onto Windows 7 in order to achieve the same functionality. Let’s look at an excerpt of the Windows 8 blog:
As you see in the figure below, we have three ISO files in a local folder. The one we will work with contains the (legally obtained) Office application suite. To mount the ISO, you can either double click the file or click Mount on the Actions tab.
Once you mount the ISO, a new drive letter appears for the virtual CDROM/DVD drive that Windows seamlessly creates. The contents of the ISO are accessible just as they would have been had you inserted the CD/DVD media into a physical optical drive. Only, operating on the contents happens at the speed of your hard drive, not an optical drive.
Once you are done using the ISO, you can (virtually) “eject” it, and the virtual drive disappears.
Well done to the Windows 8 team, were looking forward to this and more features. Get the full details and the rest of this post here.