|Wow lowhanginghoney, high and mighty aren't you? Not sure if you noticed but this is a “forum” where people seek answers to questions, not a place for some overconfident half wit to write arrogant replies. I’m going to make the assumption that you have a very hard time dealing with people in the real world and this is your only outlet to vent or feel intelligent. In that case I feel a little sorry for you. You probably don’t have the balls to stand up for your self in person so you resort to hiding behind a screen name. Go outside and get some human interaction and you may find that most people treat others with respect when they are seeking help, maybe it will open your eyes a bit. Also, go get some therapy and next time you reply to someone’s question remember that they are looking for help. I’d love to meet you in person, next time you’re in Baltimore drop me a line.|
Maybe I should note: If you’re going to be a jerk then don’t bother replying to my post or anybody’s post for that matter. But I thought that went without saying. Its people like you that make these forums rot and bleed and give the rest of the intelligent and friendly IT people a bad rap. Too bad for computing.net that you’re out there poisoning this good resource. You’re what’s wrong with the industry I work in.
Simply put, I’m looking for some help creating a solution. If you can’t offer anything constructive then move on.
Moving on back to the post...
"How do you expect to do anything without "external software"?"
Well, that was my question and the whole reason for the post. “Is there a way to do this without any external software?” Like maybe using some of the utilities built into the operating system. Who cares WHY I can't install external software, but I'll tell you any way: The machines I work with are in a secure business environment where little outside software is ever used. A lot can be accomplished with a bare machine if you use all of the resources provided. The fact that I can not install external software is the whole basis of this post. I know this is easily accomplished with using outside software but I do not have that option for this scenario. Maybe it is impossible but I am exploring all avenues.
There are plenty of command prompt utilities built into the Windows OS. I was curious if anybody had been able to accomplish this before which is why I asked the question.
OtheHill – “Additionally I would say that it isn't a good idea to write a lot of files directly to the root directory of a partition”
In most cases that is correct but with the ability to write directly to a partition you could essentially write an image to a disk. I am aware of the possibility of destroying the data on the disk or other potential dangers.
I’ll ask again, is there anybody that has any suggestions that can answer without acting like lowhanginghoney?
If an admin comes across this post please don’t delete it. If you want to edit/revise it please feel free but I think that people should know that you have to treat others with respect and there are too many people out there that just want to make some sort of point and make others feel like crap for asking a question.