Power ISO help and info

  • What is Power ISO?

    Power ISO is a free disk image utility. One can use it to mount ISO files, which typically represent a virtual CD or DVD disc or hard drive. This lets you run and use the contents of that ISO file as if it were a physical disc. It can also burn, edit or encrypt ISOs, among other features.

  • Is Power ISO safe?

    Like many disk utilities, it is safe to use as long as you know what you are doing, and do not use functions you do not understand. For example, it is generally safe to mount ISO files, but dismounting an ISO virtual drive you are currently using can cause problems and instability.

  • Can Power ISO convert between image formats?

    Yes. It can convert between ISO and BIN, as well as between some other formats. Compatibility varies.

  • What operating systems does Power ISO run on?

    Power ISO runs on Windows 98 and later, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

  • What are the limitations of an unregistered copy?

    You cannot use an unregistered copy to create or edit images larger than 300 megabytes. Otherwise, all features are identical. For example, as of this writing, an unregistered version of the software can still mount ISO files larger than 300 megabytes.

  • Does Power ISO support non-ISO formats?

    Yes. Among others, it supports DAA, BIN and Apple's DMG file format.

  • How do I create a virtual drive?

    By default, the software will create a virtual drive for you to use while it is running. Note that it must remain running for the virtual drive to function properly. Even if Windows displays the virtual drive while Power ISO is not running, it will not be properly usable.

  • How do I mount an ISO?

    The simplest way to mount an ISO is to right-click it and select Mountain Image to Drive [X:]. If the drive already contains an ISO, it will be replaced by doing this. You may also mount to an existing virtual drive from My Computer, or use the main program window to do this.

  • How do I create an ISO?

    You may create an ISO by opening the main program window and clicking Add. You may also select and right-click a file +or files and add them to an ISO. Note that you must configure Power ISO in the main window to create an ISO disc image instead of a DAA disc image, which it doe sby default.

  • How do I create a bootable rescue drive?

    First, insert the USB drive or disc to be used. Then, download the Power ISO rescue media utility from the software's website. You must then run the utility, add the relevant files to the rescue media (this depends on the operating system to be rescued), and press F1 (or the correct key) while booting the rescued device to enter the BIOS. Then set the rescue disc to the primary boot device. More information can be found on the software's website.

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