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installing programs to external disks

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putsch divinci

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So here's the issue...

I'm trying to install a sound output recording program to my flash drive so i can use it when i bring it to work and use it at different computers, however this program installs a file to the C drive (probably so it can find out where the sound output is on the host computer) that is needed to execute the program. How can i find out where this file is and have this program stay completely on the flash drive without needing any files from the C drive?? or possibly find out where this file goes and just save a copy on the flash to copy onto my work computer??

any and all help is appreciated.


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Edited by putsch divinci, 07 November 2006 - 02:14 PM.

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Essentially, you can't. When you install a program in Windows, it makes quite a few changes, including (but not limited to) installing a registry key for that program. The only way this would possibly work is if you were able to do seperate installs of the program on each machine you wanted to run it from onto the flash drive. If you can do that, however, then why not just install it locally?
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