Pretty sure this crops up a lot but I couldn't find any answers on google, and this seems a very useful place.
I wish to have a method to install windows 7 (Or any OS for that matter) from a hard drive that contains just the installation files. I am aware of creating system images, ghosting and that whole scene but it's such a long winded process compared to just burning the CD again (Original is in storage and no I don't want to go get it
Pretty certain this can be done with some kind of DOS program that is loaded from the drive: When it is selected as primary boot. However, I have no experience with programming DOS applications, or if this is even possible (Pretty sure it is given DOS boot rom's exist).
Thanks for any tips and info you can provide.
[Edit] Was thinking to use this method but unsure how a hard drive will react: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-in...working-guide/