I am sure you have seen that some Programs provide ".EXE" Installable version and also a ".ZIP" that can be operated from WITHIN the Folder.
For example here is what I mean ... "VLC Media Player" ... either you can install it using the .EXE file OR you can UnZip the files into a Folder called VLC-0.8.6 (VLC Version 0.8.6) ... and then you can run the program from within that Folder.
Q: Which program is better to run? Install it on your laptop with .EXE? Or Operate it out of the Folder as a Portable Version?
My reason for asking this Q is ... I am assuming I would be BETTER off running a program in Portabelish mode rather install it on my laptop and have Registry and things changed.
But also, I am suspecting if some programs might not run as efficient if not installed as .exe.
So are my assumption correct? Or should I just go and install the program using .EXE?