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Author Topic: Installable vs Portable?  (Read 770 times)

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Installable vs Portable?
« on: March 07, 2020, 04:01 PM »
I understand the obvious benefits of portable software like FARR.

But is there any benefit of using it via the installed program option?
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Re: Installable vs Portable?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 04:16 PM »
No substantial benefit.  Some people just prefer it as the standard approach.  It can be a little more convenient in terms of automatically creating start menu items.  And you can install updates just by running the new installer versions.

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Re: Installable vs Portable?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 04:22 PM »
Thanks for the reply.

I have uninstalled FARR and reinstalled it but the skin, font size etc. settings remain.

Is there a way to do a complete reset and start over from scratch when installing using the exe?
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Re: Installable vs Portable?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2020, 04:25 PM »
When you uninstall FARR, it doesn't automatically delete your installed settings.
If you want to delete them you can delete them by deleting the folder "C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\DonationCoder\FindAndRunRobot"

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Re: Installable vs Portable?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2020, 04:36 PM »
Use uninstaller software, such as Revo Uninstaller, IObit Uninstaller, Geek Uninstaller. There are more.

These can be used to start the un-installation process of the software. These start the normal un-installer functionality from Windows itself, and when that is done, it will go and check if there are still settings left in the Windows registry and/or files that were no deleted. You can then clean out the remainder and you are good to go to either re-install "fresh" or use the portable version that takes its settings only from the included configuration file.