What's Old Is New Again

I always liked the Apple ][ because the OS was hardwired onto the board. Boot it up and your ready to go! This article from Tom's Hardware Guide talks about how to put a the whole of WindowsXP onto a flash drive. Most current machines can boot from the Flash drive. So, if you boot off of that, you have a nearly guaranteed boot-up. If nothing else, this is good for fast disaster recovery.