2) Free Virtual CD Drives, From Microsoft
Fred, Here's an unsupported tool from Microsoft called
"Virtual CD Control Panel" that allows you to mount CD images
(.ISO and others) as virtual CD-Rom drives in Windows XP. Go
and click on the "What are ISO image files and how do I use
them?" question to show the answer. The link is at the bottom.
This is the description from the page:
"The following tool for Windows XP allows image files to be
mounted virtually as CD-ROM devices. This tool is provided
here for your convenience, and is unsupported by Microsoft
Product Support Services."
And here is the direct link: http://langa.com/u/1p.htm
The above I found useful and handy, which I lifted from the Langa list.