Can I mount an old Windows OS install to recover data?

Well, thanks for raining on my parade. I did not know open source equivalents exist. Do I have to go into a proprietary vs open source fight?

Nope, just making sure you are aware that Steve Gibson is full of it.

Acronis will work just fine to make an image too. I just prefer open source because it is free, extremely powerful and I’ve had a ton of success getting data back with it.

Saving people a few grand going to a data recovery place is always well received, but should only be done if you can guarantee you won’t destroy the data.