Making Windows XP Portable
Two others of my series of How To articles deal with How To Make your Email Portable
and How to Make Your Applications Portable
. For the most part, these were fine for me, but not always.
Where I did run into trouble was where I needed to run Microsoft's Excel for a spreadsheet that contained specific macros. Open Office Calc could not do the job, so I needed another way. Enter MojoPac (http://www.mojopac.com) is a way to run Windows XP and Office (and anything else) as if it was your own desktop on another machine.
In this case I knew that my need for this solution was short, so I was able to install Windows XP without activiating it to keep it legal (I think). And the same with Office.
But I did need Administrator rights to each computer that I used. Mostly, in public internet cafes, this was not a problem, especially if the host computer software was designed to restart after each user session. However, I did run into a problem once (and as you'd expect, when time was short and no other options available) and had to convince the internet cafe owner that I was not up to no good and could be trusted. Still, he did the right click thing and selected Run As and entered an administrator password so that I could do what I had to do.
Other Article in this series:
How to write an eBook
How to Take Email on the Go With You
Make Your Applications Portable - Portable Apps
Make Windows XP Portable
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