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Portable Programs in Windows 10

I find that many of the programs I use (especially those that are used infrequently) are useful in a PORTABLE format. The PORTABLE format also allows me to keep programs on a USB drive when needed.

I installed the final version of Windows 10. Windows 10 does NOT run half of my PORTABLE programs - even with Compatablity options set. I am sure that many of these compatability issues will be sorted out as software developers and application virtualization vendors learn more about Windows 10 and update their programs to deal with Windows 10.

Does anyone have any experience with application virtualization and Windows 10?

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Too vague. To figure this out

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I'd have to know a few names to try out.

There are issues if one upgrades to 10 and changes from a local account to MS's new email login. That's well discussed and may result in 0x5 and 0xC0000005 failures.

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Cameyo Solved My Problems with Portable Apps

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Many of my old portable apps that were created in Windows 7 do not work on Windows 10. In addition, the new version of Thinapp does not work with Windows 10 x64. Thinapp creates the portable program, but the completed program displays an error and does not work. Thinapp worked for me in Windows 7, but it fails in Windows 10 x64.

I had problems creating portable apps with Windows 10 until I started using the latest version of Cameyo (www.cameyo.com).

I tested the latest version of Cameyo and have had no problems creating portable applications with many programs. Some programs (that had problems even with Windows 7) still dont virtualize (such as Office 2013 and Office 2016) but most programs I have tested work.

A second virtualization program I use is Turbo Studio (formerly Spoon Studio) - the new version also works in Windows 10 x64.

I recreated all my old Windows 7 portable programs with Cameyo and Turbo Studio and have had few problems.

Now I can create portable versions of programs that I use infrequently and keep them handy on a USB drive.

P.S. I create ALL my portable apps on a VirtualBox virtual drive that contains a clean, virgin install of Windows 10 x64.

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(NT) Why not just get a tablet? Android or iPad. What I did.

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