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HamburgrHelpr08

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If you install a software program on a external hard drive can you then open it on differant computers. I need to have a simple utility program that can be opend up on differant P/C's. I will buy the software and have to code and updates to the files will be on the hard drive but the users maybe differant as the drive is used on differant PC's.
I think the trouble is the key codes. Are they held on the drive or the P/C registry.
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Some smaller programs don't need installation as such and will happen run from wherever you put them.
However bigger programs such as Office and what not require installation as they make many changes to the main system.
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Neil has it about right. Simple programs which don't need a key and don't need installing as such, they are said to be truly "portable", and will run from any drive that a PC can read from (USB thumbdrive, portable drive, and (dare I say it) floppy disk if it's a small prog.

However, if the program has to be installed this will invariably mean that a certain number of support files (without which the program won't run) will by default get written to C:\Windows and maybe some other folders as well, even if you choose an external drive as the destination for the program.

Additionally, if the program requires a serial number or unlocking code, this is always written to Windows Registry, not to a file-folder.

Edited by pip22, 15 May 2007 - 01:12 PM.

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What program are you planing on using?
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Please note that the intention detailed above is in direct contradiction to Jet-Tech software terms and conditions. Any attempt to usurp the Jet-Tech software license will and has resulted in criminal proceedings. All Jet-Tech software is protected under license and International copyright.

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