Microsoft has just rolled out a spanking new tool that they claim ought to keep some folks more than happy – especially for those who have been having a hard time searching for the right software in order to mount .ISOs in older versions of Windows. This particular application from the folks over at Microsoft would enable users of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 to mount ISO disk image files, where they will function as a virtual CD-ROM drive, and this would definitely go a long way in assisting the installation process of Windows 8 in addition to other software, of course.
Microsoft has a caveat emptor so to speak, where they claim that while they are the ones who built this app from ground up, users ought not to expect any kind of support, as the installation process would be done at the user’s own risk. Of course, folks who are already running Windows 8 on their respective machines need not install this application since the operating system itself already supports native ISO mounting. The app’s name? A straightforward Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel.