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Portable version of the software?


Ok I tried installing on a Win XP machine and it seems to have worked. However when
I install onto a USB stick for example and try to use it on another PC, I get the
error that the license file was not found.
Since this is a free package, why does it even have a license check? Is there a
way to remove this somehow?
- Rieuk
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Re: Portable version of the software?

Rieuk,
There is more to installation than simply copying files into a specified
folder.
Registry is involved. Installation will create entries in your registry that
is needed when the software is run.
When you install the software on a specific machine, the registry is updated
with the appropriate information.
When you take your USB drive and plug it into another machine, that machine
will not have the proper registry keys.
The error you are seeing is anerror being reported by "FLEX", which is the
license management system built into the software.
In this case the error is not because of the license, it is because of the
registry.
You can simply install the software on both machines.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Portable version of the software?


"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Rieuk,
>There is more to installation than simply copying files into a specified
>folder.
>Registry is involved. Installation will create entries in your registry that
>
>is needed when the software is run.
>When you install the software on a specific machine, the registry is updated
>
>with the appropriate information.
>When you take your USB drive and plug it into another machine, that machine
>
>will not have the proper registry keys.
>
>The error you are seeing is anerror being reported by "FLEX", which is the
>
>license management system built into the software.
>In this case the error is not because of the license, it is because of the
>
>registry.
>
>You can simply install the software on both machines.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Thanks, Rick. I was asking because I want to be able to use the software on computers
at Uni where I don't have admin privileges to install software.