Re: Easiest Way to Upgrade an Existing Portable Installation

Sarah k Alawami

I'm thinking he might. So, is there a way to upgrade the portable version if you have no installed copy on said system?

On Jun 1, 2018, at 12:10 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists@...> wrote:

I'm wondering if he means if you are running a portable version. it will become a lot easier when this next update is released as you can actually download and  install portable versions as it knows the path you are running it from, which makes things a whole lot nicer to do.
At the moment, if you have an older version, run it, do a check for updates and the download will end up being done in your default browser, then you can run it as  before but you still need to tell it where to overwrite the version you were running. However if that new version is  the current rc or master or next snap, you will find that as the download now is handled by the portable copy, it prompts only for install or postpone.
Most of the  navigation and browsing for folders is gone, but you can still create new versions or indeed make an installed version from the copy as previously mentioned.

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Subject: Re: [nvda] Easiest Way to Upgrade an Existing Portable Installation


Well, you don't really update an existing portable copy of NVDA, you just re-create it either during your install of the NVDA update or afterward, following the directions below:

*Creating a Portable Copy of NVDA from the Installed Copy*

1. Open NVDA then the main NVDA menu (NVDA Key+N)

2. Down Arrow to the Tools Submenu, then right Arrow to open the Tools Submenu

3. Down arrow to the Create Portable Copy submenu item and activate.

4. In the Create Portable NVDA dialog, I find it easiest to navigate to the Browse button and activate same to get a Browse dialog to specify the folder where I want the portable copy to be placed. This is almost always a thumb drive or SD Card, but you can create it in a folder on your hard drive and later copy it elsewhere

5. If you wish to copy your current user configuration to the same folder along with the portable copy, then check the Copy current user configuration checkbox

6. If you wish to start the portable copy you're creating immediately after creating it, check the Start the new portable copy after creation checkbox

7. Navigate to the Continue button and activate. Your portable copy will be created in the location you specified in Step 3.


*Brian* *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

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