How do I install software from an IMG or ISO file?

IMG and ISO files need to be “mounted” onto physical media (e.g. a USB or DVD) before they can be used to install software. The instructions below describe how to mount an IMG/ISO file onto a USB flash drive and install your software from it.

To install software from an ISO/IMG file using a USB flash drive:

  1. Download and install the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT). This free software is what you will use to mount your ISO file.

    Note: The WUDT only works with ISO files. If you downloaded an IMG file, change the file extension to .iso before you proceed.
  2. Insert your USB flash drive into one of your computer’s USB ports.
  3. Open the WUDT.
  4. Click Browse and select your ISO file.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click USB device.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select your USB device in the dropdown list.
  9. Click Begin copying and wait while the ISO file is mounted to the USB.
  10. When the ISO file has been mounted, you can install your software with the USB. Depending on the software you downloaded, this may involve:
    • Clicking the file setup.exe in your computer's DVD directory, or
    • Rebooting your computer with the USB inserted.

Note: For a more detailed description of this process, see this document. For instructions on how to mount an IMG/ISO file on a recordable DVD instead of a USB, see this document. Both documents are available in English only.

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