Can't mount iso on windows 8.1

I've tried using the built in iso mounting tool in windows and 3d party programs such as daemon tools lite but to no avail. I think the problem is that in the "my computer" section it doesn't show a dvd drive of some sort, just the Local Disk /:C drive. here's a picture:

http://imgur.com/9niI4Oq

I haven't installed a real disk drive in, could that be why only Local Disk /:C appears in My Computer?
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  1. use Power ISO. I use it all the time
  2. VirtualClone Drive works for me in 8.1.
    http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
  3. ahmeday2012 said:
    use Power ISO. I use it all the time


    Ok, so when using power ISO I was some how able to get a virtual disk drive, but it doesn't really work as it's suppose to. I can sorta mount iso files onto it, but when I click "run" it gives an error, although I can open the files up just fine. Is this the same for you?
  4. metricman said:
    ahmeday2012 said:
    use Power ISO. I use it all the time


    Ok, so when using power ISO I was some how able to get a virtual disk drive, but it doesn't really work as it's suppose to. I can sorta mount iso files onto it, but when I click "run" it gives an error, although I can open the files up just fine. Is this the same for you?


    What you do then is open the drive and manually find the 'Setup.exe' executable file and run it.
  5. the device will not show up as a physcial drive, it will show up after you mount a ISO file (or double click on a ISO file)
    Autorun is disabled by default so you have to go to the mounted disk drive and run the file directly.

    also, now that you have several DVD emulators the last one installed will be the default program used with a .ISO file.
    I prefer to use the one Microsoft provides, if it breaks they get a hundred thousand automatic bug reports, giving some programmer at Microsoft a very bad day and it is fixed in windows update pretty quickly. If one of the other 3rd party versions breaks, microsoft will give them the bug report but they will require you figure out the problem and go to their website for a fix.
  6. metricman said:
    ahmeday2012 said:
    use Power ISO. I use it all the time


    Ok, so when using power ISO I was some how able to get a virtual disk drive, but it doesn't really work as it's suppose to. I can sorta mount iso files onto it, but when I click "run" it gives an error, although I can open the files up just fine. Is this the same for you?


    I have had that problem only while an ISO is still in my downloads folder something to the effect of while the file is in a TEMP or something I run as admin and no issue for me using power ISO as well with 8.1
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