How to mount an ISO image in WinXP

I have an ISO file that I'd like to read from Windows XP. Is there a way to mount it as in Linux?

Apparently Microsoft made brief mention of a utility called the "Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP" in one of the previous MSDN subscriber FAQ pages - which has since disappeared.

At the time of this writing, attempts to search the Microsoft web site for information about this utility produce no results.

The utility itself, however, can still be downloaded through this link:

The software does not come with an installation program - follow the instructions to install it. However, numerous reports throughout the web show that it seems to work fine for most people.