Try and run Software Applications without actually installing them
I am fan of testing new applications and enthusiastic about experiencing new features in various softwares. Many a times, there are some unstable releases which can put you in trouble on installation. So, how about skipping installation and making it portable?
Yes, you can make a Portable app out of any installation setup file. This is made possible by extracting the files inside installer. Any software setup or installer is nothing but an archive of files which is programmed to extract at specified locations already.
Universal Extractor is a tool which can extract most of Setups locally inside a folder and you can start using any application without actually installing it.
Why Avoid Installation?
Conventional Installation allows the files to be write on system folders. Yes, you can uninstall but it creates unnecessary registry edits and heaps of garbage files in cache. Moreover, it increases number of System Restore points (if created one) by various installers.
How it Works?
Just drag the setup file you want to extract and click OK. Within seconds you have all the files in archive extracted at the directory location.
Now hunt for the application starter which is generally an exe file (like for Firefox, its firefox.exe inside nonlocalized directory).
My Verdict : Works for most of the softwares and easy to use utility. Great time saver for testers like me and helps you in keeping PC clean.
What do I do if I want to make a cd portable. Cause theres heaps of .bin files and then the installer. Which one(s) do I extract?