Portable WinCDEmu

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Portable WinCDEmu

#1 Post by Cheese Penguin » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:54 pm

http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/portable/
I have tested it out and it works! Not sure if anyone else has submitted this.

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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#2 Post by dmg » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:09 am

Very interesting! I had thought this type of app to be impossible without installing a driver.
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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#3 Post by infimum » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:34 am

There is nothing special about "installing" that you go through in typical installing processes. It's just copying files and making registry entries.

With this one, you don't go through a typical installing process, but it's not so "stealth" either. This is Windows limitation. Things like virtual CD drives can't be completely "stealth."

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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#4 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:38 am

dmg wrote:Very interesting! I had thought this type of app to be impossible without installing a driver.
In fact, according to this thread, Portable WinCDEmu does install a driver when it mounts a disc image (and remove it afterwards). AFAIK, making Windows believe that there is new hardware always requires a driver. This also means that such programs require administator rights and can't be stealth (Windows creates registry entries when drivers are installed).

Anyway: nice find, Cheese Penguin! :) I'm going to uninstall Virtual CloneDrive and replace it with Portable WinCDEmu as soon as I boot Windows next time (I'm using GNU/Linux right now). Portability alone is a reason good enough to do so.

@infimum: You're describing a silent install. Software is being installed but no questions are asked. In some cases, the user may even be unaware that installing is in progress.
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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#5 Post by SYSTEM » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:08 am

Portable WinCDEmu is no longer in beta stage.

http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/portable/
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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#6 Post by Masterbrowser » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:12 am

If you check the properties of the file, the description stil reads "Portable WinCDEmu [BETA]" and the version is still 3.4.0.1 like it was when I downloaded it 3 months ago. :(

The size has changed though from 227KB to 230KB. :?

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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#7 Post by ChemZ » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:18 am

Works quite well :)
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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#8 Post by ChemZ » Thu May 28, 2015 3:53 pm

I've noticed this app has being updated to v4.0 beta 1.... silly question: Do we list apps that are in beta?

Thought I'll check before updating the entry :D
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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#9 Post by SYSTEM » Thu May 28, 2015 7:36 pm

ChemZ wrote:I've noticed this app has being updated to v4.0 beta 1.... silly question: Do we list apps that are in beta?

Thought I'll check before updating the entry :D
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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#10 Post by webfork » Sat May 30, 2015 10:45 am

ChemZ wrote:Do we list apps that are in beta?
Although SYSTEM already answered the specific question around this, I'd like to note the general policy issue here around beta software: I recommend against it but we make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Some examples include CDex and Bvckup which lists a freeware, unsupported "beta" as a way to boost his commercial offer.

I've used a lot of beta-phase software over time that was extremely stable and maybe just labeled that way out of some missing features or perfectionism from the developer(s). Part of it comes from the fact that the alpha, beta, release structure of software development is just getting more blurry. One might blame the Agile development system for that but I think it's just a greater diversity of developers and development styles.

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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#11 Post by ChemZ » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:09 am

I've used a lot of beta-phase software over time that was extremely stable and maybe just labeled that way out of some missing features or perfectionism from the developer(s). Part of it comes from the fact that the alpha, beta, release structure of software development is just getting more blurry. One might blame the Agile development system for that but I think it's just a greater diversity of developers and development styles.
Very cool.

Just out of curiosity, has anyone managed to find "what's new?" Can't seem to find it anywhere.
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Re: Portable WinCDEmu

#12 Post by I am Baas » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:03 pm

ChemZ wrote:Just out of curiosity, has anyone managed to find "what's new?" Can't seem to find it anywhere.
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