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Difference between Installer and Portable Editions

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Most of our software products are offered in two editions: Installer and Portable

What is Installer?

Installer is an application packaged into an installation program (setup wizard). The installer places the application into a specific folder, customarily into "Program Files (x86)", creates shortcuts and adds an uninstaller. The installer may also register file associations and extra components in the system to enable additional functionality of the application. Installer usually requires administrator privileges.

Vovsoft installers are created using Inno Setup. It is an open-source setup creator for Windows programs. NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is also a good alternative.

* How to Run a Silent Install using Command Line

What is Portable?

Portable application can be placed in any folder on your computer, a USB flash drive or other removable media and launched from there. Portable software creates configuration files in its folder and generally doesn’t change anything in the system it runs on. If you copy the configuration files together with the executable file to another media, all your settings will be carried across too.

* Vovsoft Portable Apps

Unless you have specific reasons to use the portable edition, it is best to use the installer to get the best of what the software has to offer.

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Comments Responses (8)

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May 23, 2022 at 08:27 am (PST) | Reply
Keystroke Visualizer is a very low-level alternative to KeyCastr, since it won't allow you to customize the look or the behaviour of the app:
- select font => not possible
- get rid of those stupid square brackets that are displayed on screen with every stroke => not possible
- special characters display => not possible
- display more than 1 stroke at a time => not possible

What a pitty!

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Dec 22, 2021 at 03:57 am (PST) | Reply
Hi Is-it possible to launch windowresizer and load memory in command line to integreted it in existing apps launcher ?

Thks C.

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Oct 8, 2021 at 12:16 am (PST) | Reply
I like vovsoft M3U8! Hugs and kisses!!!

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Dodaj notatkę do pliku, folderu
Oct 7, 2021 at 09:59 am (PST) | Reply
Dodaj notatkę do pliku, folderu.Funkcja ta by była SUPER!!!.Na przykład:klikam na folder lub plik prawym przyciskiem myszy i w menu kontekstowym wybieram funcję DODAJ NOTATKĘ TO BY BYŁ SZAŁ-BARDZO PRZYDATNA FUNKCJA.

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Christina D Anderson
Jun 2, 2021 at 07:12 am (PST) | Reply
I keep getting an error External exception C0000006 when I try to saved the available list.

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Mar 16, 2021 at 02:44 pm (PST) | Reply
hi, how often does it sync with the net server and is it always syncing in the background even when x ing off

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Mar 4, 2021 at 12:59 am (PST) | Reply
To: Copy Files Into Multiple Folders
Do You have in plan verifying of files after copying? (Checksums)
Versioning, not only overwriting? (A.txt, A (1).txt, A (2).txt)

I think Your program is very interesting :-)

Have a nice day,
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Vovsoft Support
Mar 4, 2021 at 01:52 am (PST) | Reply
Hi Pavel,
Thank you for your message. Although we try to keep our programs as simple as possible, we are open to suggestions for new features. We will consider your suggestions in future versions.

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