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Windows 10 - umounting or removing a virtual cd/dvd-rom

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Okay, so if you have a *.ISO file and double click it, Windows 10 will mount it as a virtual cd/dvd-rom. This is cool! Until now a third party software was required to mount/extract such files. I'm quite happy about this little neat feature.

And now the problem...

To "unmout" or "remove" the virtual cd/dvd-rom you simply go to File Explorer>This-PC, right click on the virtual cd/dvd-rom and click Eject.

If you're lucky the above should work. In my case it did not. I got an error.

So how do you remove the virtual cd/dvd-rom in this case?

Solution :


Search for "cmd" and run it as an Administrator. Then in the command prompt type the following:

mountvol f: /d

Replace f: with the drive letter of the virtual cd/dvd-rom you want to unmount/remove - obviously in my case that was f:
 

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Ahhh nice it was just set to run through the default / different drive so you had to change it, or something like that but its always nice to not have to take a chance on a 3rd party software.
 

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Hey, I'm still fully pleased with Windows 10 as my OS. I made the upgrade a work also and couldn't be happier. FYI - AMD already updated the Catalyst Control Center for drivers for Windows 10 and it's been updated. I have not noticed a difference in gaming. :)
 

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Nice i guessed they would have to update everything when it ran on a new OS, and of course changing the OS would effect how processes run so its good to hear it went well.

Personally though ive already got my crappy laptop optimized for gaming, which are some of the controls i mentioned that they took out after windows 7, and if i switched then id lose the options that allow me to effectively allocate disk space as RAM, set runtime parameters for individual programs, and turn the visual effect detail all the way down for my desktop so theres no translucent window boarders and such, meaning it takes less memory to run my desktop applications giving more to games.

If i couldnt control everything then theres no way i could play the games i do, of course thats just me and this crappy laptop that was never meant to play anything past CS Source XD so ill be a lot happier by the end of this week / next week so i dont have to worry about how my pc runs and if it can handle whatever. Good to hear all the processes and applications are going smoothly on the path to 10.
 
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