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freeware "environment" for installing apps to usb?

by scales / March 11, 2007 12:09 PM PDT

I know there are programs that do this, creedo, mojopac, etc. but they cost money. is there some sort of free alternative? the key is i need to be able to install my own software to a usb and run it on any computer, not firefox or some general software like that. ideas?

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"install my own software to a usb and run it on any computer
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 1:11 PM PDT

"install my own software to a usb and run it on any computer"

Since you are the author you'll have to rethink how you write and package your software. You'll have to avoid requiring the use of DLLs, the registry or in other words anything that makes installing a requisite.

No tools are required to do this, just a rethinking of your code.


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ok not my own software
by scales / March 11, 2007 1:22 PM PDT

well the software isn't my own. i meant more on a general level. I have software that i am not able to get a pre-made "portable" version of. so i need to be able to install it to a usb and run it from the usb. programs like mojopac, and creedo allow this, but i was wondering ir perhaps somethine like Bart PE would allow me to do the same for free. ideas?

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Probally violates a license agreement
by mark04276 / March 11, 2007 1:44 PM PDT
In reply to: ok not my own software

When you buy software, you are only buying a license to use the software on your computer. You will find that in most EULA that you are only allowed to install on one computer. Doing what you want to do is not instaling it on one computer, but wanting to run it on any computer where you might have your usb stick. If that program doest have a portable version then I would suspect the author doesnt want this to be portable.

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Sorry, no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 1:50 PM PDT
In reply to: ok not my own software

The portable versions of say Firefox and others were rewritten to be able to do such a trick. The others are pure hacks and if you need such then pay the small fee and be done with it.


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