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Running Win Programs off a DVD

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#1 maki2012


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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:25 PM

I know the basics of how a program is installed (reg entries, settings, main program files, system files and drivers) so I know that not all programs will run strait off removable media if all you do is drag and drop. I currently have a DVD with most of my commonly used programs installation files on it, but it would be much easier to bypass the installer and run the program directly. A simple google search turned up nothing. Do any of you know of a program that can help me do this?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:07 PM

Unless it is a stand alone program that does not require installation I see no way to bypass the installer.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:45 PM

Have you checked, to see if the programs you want to run from removable media, are available as a portable application?
A lot of the more common applications, offer a portable version.
If not, you may be able to find an alternative program available as a portable.
Here's a couple of sites you can check, to see if there's anything you might be able to use:
The Portable Freeware Collection
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