can i install games on a usb drive

  kakellie 23:22 23 Jun 2005
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I have a company laptop and company policy does not allow me to install games or any other software onto there computers.Can i run software from a usb drive,without it running on the laptops hard drive.

  Completealias 23:32 23 Jun 2005

Unless it was a standalone exe file like say hijack this that does not need to install itself then no I don't think you can

  kakellie 21:40 29 Jun 2005

what is hijack

  woodchip 21:44 29 Jun 2005

When you load a Program even if on external drive, the program, game, loads files on to C:\ and writs info to Registry so it can mess the computer up. Plus games would run slow on external drive

  ACOLYTE 21:46 29 Jun 2005

I dont think you could do this with most modern games as they need access to drivers and the operating system and the system
regestry.


HTH

  Completealias 01:16 30 Jun 2005

Hijack this is a program that is used to find spyware on a pc and does not need to install itself on the computer it is a standalone program, you could therefore run a program such as this off a usb drive.

As has been said games and other programs need to install themselves into the system and could not be run from a usb drive. Saying that there are small flash games that you can find on the net that are satndalone pograms that can run without installation

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