I have looked for a while on a simple and quick way to run Portable Firefox from a CD in any version of windows. The LiveCD batch file works great for XP but not for Win98, which I still find myself having to use occasionally. I came up with a simple solution, and I'm sure I'm not the first: to make PortableFirefox a self-extracting archive, have it extract to a temp drive, and then automatically run Portablefirefox.exe. 7zip works great for this, and I had PF 1.07 loading quick and reliably from CD in practily any version of windows. This saves space since the files are stored on the CD compressed and decompressed on the hard drive, and there's very little difference in the loading times.
However, since I've updated to version 1.5, I can't seem to get it to work. 7zip self-extractor automatically makes a folder under %userprofile%\temp\7zS***\ under which my PortableFirefox folder is extracted (directory structure intact). What's weird is that if I put a copy of PF there and manually run it, it works just fine. Any suggestions?
I'd include a copy of one of my 7zip SFX archives as an example, but I'm not sure what the best way to post them would be (I don't have a website to store them on).