Run programs from cd without install

Hello to everyone,

I would like to ask you a question. Is it possible to make a cd with programs that I would be able to run directly from the cd? I mean, without installing them first to my pc.

Something like live cds.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks. :smiley:

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

There are a lot of so-called “portable” softwares that can run without being installed.

Some, however, could not work correctly because needs to save some settings on the program folder, and this is not possible on a write-once CD.

Some portable softwares can write settings to the registry, and these can work correctly from a CD.

Then, to answer to your question, the ability of a software to run from a CD is related on the software itself :slight_smile:

There is an alternative however: if you use a USB pendrive (a flash memory drive allow both read and write), you can have a lot of softwares available without being forced to install them. Nowdays, 4 GB pendrives can be found at a reasonable price :slight_smile: