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I should add that I'm not sure what you are saying about the
portable version and updates. You can set it not to look for
updates, just as you can the installed version. Whether it updates
is determined by you, just the same as you determine whether an
installed version updates.
As I said, I'm not sure what you are saying. I'm saying that the
update procedure is the same.
On 8/9/2022 9:34 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
It's possible to
make and run a portable copy of NVDA (or any other program that
has a portable variant) from any media of your choosing.
Although portable variants are intended to be, well, portable the
two things that determine that they truly are:
1. They're placed on media that can be carried with you, e.g., a
thumb drive, SD card, external HDD.
2. They do not install, and by that I mean in the literal sense.
Installed programs make entries in the Windows Registry and also
often either add libraries of their own into the existing
collection or rely on libraries from it. Portable variants do
neither of those things and everything they need is self-contained
in the folder structure created.
The NVDA installer (whether a fresh one downloaded from NVAccess,
or the built-in auto update function) does not update portable
copies. If you want updated portable copies you need to have NVDA
make new ones for you.
So, yes, you can create a folder such as C:\Portable_Programs\NVDA
and create a portable copy of NVDA there, and it will remain
there, and can be run from there, and it will never be updated
unless you update it. You can also, at the same time, have an
active installed version of NVDA on the same machine. Some people
create portable copies of whatever version of NVDA it is that they
currently have running, and do so in a dedicated folder on their
hard drives, immediately prior to updating to a new version as an
"insurance policy" against possible issues.
By the way, once you have a portable copy on anything, the root
folder can be copied over to as many other places as you might
wish, and you have additional portable copies since all pieces
needed to run a portable copy are contained in the folder
Brian - Windows
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