Portable Applications??

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by chinook9, Oct 14, 2010.

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  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    I have recently become enamored by portable applications for use on my Win 7 Professional machine.

    I like the idea of being able to use an application without installing it, therefore not crapping up my machine should I decide to delete it.

    However, logic tells me that if an application can be made to run as portable then it is not a complex installation and a full Windows XP install should be easily uninstalled with ZSoft Uninstaller, which I use.

    Am I right?

    Edit: I modified it to clarify the question.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2010
  2. culla

    culla Registered Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    you don't need an uninstaller for portable programs you just delete them :cool:
  3. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    Here, There and Everywhere
    In other words: In a truly portable application, there is no "installation" to "uninstall."
  4. Warlockz

    Warlockz Registered Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I don't really get your Q but?
    Ceedo Isolates apps on its platform from the host OS without leaving junk behind in the registry tmp ect.
    You cant run XP as a Portable app, but you can run it as a Virtual OS by using
    Virtual Box or VMPlayer ect, which isolates it and the apps you use in it from the Host OS.

    The new PortableApps.com Platform 2.0 Beta 5 which runs perfect has an easy uninstall button which deletes the app folder with a couple clicks, or you can just delete the portable application folder of the app you wish to uninstall like the others said, not all portable apps are stealth, just because its portable doesn't mean it wont leave behind all kinds of traces/junk in the registry tmp ect

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