Like the title says, Xpadder is a portable software program and not an install software program. Contrary to what many may tend to say that you need to install Xpadder that is not so at all.
Xpadder is a self executing file which when downloaded and placed almost wherever you choose to let it reside whether it be on the desktop, My Documents folder etc will configure itself when executed then will launch itself.
Some computer programs can be executed by simply copying them into a folder stored on a computer and executing them e.g. Xpadder.
Other programs are supplied in a form unsuitable for immediate execution and therefore need an installation procedure. Once installed, the program can be executed again and again, without the need to reinstall before each execution.
This is the most common form of installation. An installation process usually needs a user who attends it to make choices, such as accepting or declining an end-user license agreement (EULA), specifying preferences such as the installation location, supplying passwords or assisting in product activation. In graphical environments, installers that offer a wizard-based interface are common. Attended installers may ask users to help mitigate the errors. For instance, if the disk in which the computer program is to be installed was full, the installer may ask the user to specify another target path.
Nowadays, a class of modern applications that do not need installation are known as portable applications, as they may be roamed around onto different computers and run. Similarly, there are live operating systems e.g. Linux, which do not need installation and can be run directly from a bootable CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.
So, this is my definition and the difference of an install software program and a portable self executing software program.
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