To start - I do not mean videos/DVD's, and I do not have Windows file sharing set up (and to be honest, am looking for a solution involving a program that I could maybe start and stop fully).
On my main desktop, I started backing up all of my discs (especially software) to my second hard drive, as I found that when mounting them (e.g. via MagicDisc), the installation went literally ten times faster (hard drive throughput is much higher than CD's/DVD's).
On my laptop, I do the same, but I have to copy the entire ISO via my network, then mount it, and then install. You can see what I don't want to do though - I don't want to have to copy the entire ISO every time I want to install something.
Is there some kind of solution to allow me to "stream" disc images from my desktop to my laptop, over my home network, to MagicDisc?
Is there a solution without using Windows file sharing?
(I tried FTP before - that failed miserably!)