Portable programs on Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by pooksahib, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. pooksahib

    pooksahib MDL Junior Member

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    Hi. I was making preparations to change from Win7 to Win10 when I remembered that a couple of portable programs I use won't work with certain Windows Updates. Trying to open those programs after a rogue Update results in a message saying “The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component. Please contact the publisher of this application for more information.”

    The only way to cure this (apparently) is to uninstall the rogue Updates. (If you're interested, they are: KB3045999, KB3022345, KB3071756 and KB3060716. The last two came just a couple of weeks ago.)

    Having read that Win10 Updates are mandatory, I installed Win10 in a virtual machine and tried my portable program on it. As I feared, it gave the aforementioned error message.

    Looks like I'm sticking with Win7 then. But surely lots of folk use portable programs and many of these will no doubt be failing with Win10. Does anyone have any experience of this or perhaps know of a cure/workaround?
     
  2. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    .. and what portable programs would those be?
     
  3. neofita

    neofita MDL Junior Member

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    :eek: no portable program has failed so far on w10
     
  4. Lucas Rey

    Lucas Rey MDL Member

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    Every portable application I made myself with VMWare ThinApp 5, doesn't work anymore on Windows 10 (previously works perfect on Windows 8.1). But this is VMWare ThinApp issue and till now no upgrade is released by VMWare. I switch to Spoon Studio and recreate every portable with it. Now, all work perfect!
     
  5. Leadbelly

    Leadbelly MDL Novice

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    Almost all the programs on my PC, are portable. I like to keep them on D: drive, to keep windows 10 small. I have maybe forty or more and have not had a problem, with any of them.
     
  6. lgj1952

    lgj1952 MDL Member

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    I use about 10 different portable programs in Window 10, has no problem at all.
     
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  7. freiwald

    freiwald MDL Member

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    same here. just today i used filezilla portable without any problems
     
  8. cpatrick08

    cpatrick08 MDL Junior Member

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    try using portable apps
     
  9. pooksahib

    pooksahib MDL Junior Member

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    For me, it's Boilsoft Video Splitter and Boilsoft Video Joiner that are affected.
     
  10. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    If you need to install PortableApps then the programs are not truly portable.
     
  11. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    PortableApps is just a launcher for portable programs. nothing more, nothing less.
     
  12. Leadbelly

    Leadbelly MDL Novice

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    Yes just a launcher as you say, it helps keep things organized if you have a lot of portables. There are a bunch of them, to choose from.
     
  13. pooksahib

    pooksahib MDL Junior Member

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    #14 pooksahib, Aug 25, 2015
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    My thanks to those who suggested using portableapps. Tried it with my portable Splitter version 6.33 but with no success. My portable versions 7.01 and 7.02 DO work in Win10 (without the need of portableapps) so why 6.33 is affected by certain Win7 Updates (and Win10 in general) I'll probably never know.

    Having tried Win10 on a VM, I prefer the look of Win7 so will probably stay with it.
     
  14. Freewaygr

    Freewaygr MDL Novice

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