You will need
- PC with installed software for reading images of Alcohol 120%, daemon Tools or UltraIso
- Two of the file containing the disk image - mdf and mds
To start the disk image this format, use special software, for example, a very popular Daemon Tools. After you install this program on your computer, you can find it in the system tray. It appears there at startup, so each time you are about to download the disk image, you do not need again and again to run the appropriate program. In order to open the mdf file, hover your mouse over the icon for Daemon Tools, click the right mouse button and select CD/DVD-ROM, then mount image, then locate the file and click open. The disk image loaded in virtual drive, which you can find in the my computer folder. One of the added benefits of this program is that it has a Lite version which is absolutely free.
A good alternative to this program for many years is Alcohol 120%. You can use this program in case if your computer is not powerful enough – this program is not loaded in the system tray and consumes less memory than Daemon Tools. In order to open the mdf file, install this program on your computer and run it. Unfortunately, it is a shareware program after the trial period expires, you will be prompted to activate it. Without that Alcohol 120% will not work. Running the program, note the bottom panel, where you will notice the list of virtual drives. Select one of them, hover your mouse, click the right mouse button and click on mount image. Then find the file format mds, since to download the mdf to mount have it, open it, then you will be downloading a disk image.
Another program having the same functions is UltraIso. It is primarily designed for editing disk images, but you can also use it and run them. To do this, after installation go to program, select in the upper pane, point to tools, click on it and press to mount in a virtual drive. Select the desired file, click open, and then the disk image loaded in a virtual drive.