- How to install the software:
Portable apps. The software works out-of-the-box on Windows 10, 8, and 7.
Windows SmartScreen/Defender may falsely report that the software is malware.
Running on Windows Xp and Vista
>> Windows Xp and Vista need .Net Framework installed to run the apps.
If compatible with Windows Xp, the software requires .Net Framework 2.0 to be installed. To support this, Windows Xp needs to be updated with (minimum): Service Pack 2, and Installer 3.1 (these updates may have already been installed). If .Net is installed but apps crash, use the Cleanup Tool before reinstalling the framework. This kind of issue is only common in Windows Xp.
In Windows Vista you can enable the .Net framework or install the 2.0 version.
Installing .Net 4.0 instead or along .Net 2.0 on Windows Xp or Vista will allow the apps to run on the newer framework with increased performance.
Running on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1
>> Apps just run. Install .Net 4.6.2 (or 4.6) to increase apps performance.
Installing or upgrading to .Net Framework 4.6.2 on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 will allow the apps to run on the newer framework with increased performance. Installing .Net 4.6 on Windows 8 will do the same. You don't need to uninstall any older versions of .Net Framework before installing these new versions. Upgrading the framework on older operating systems improves performance but is optional.
Running on Windows 10
>> Apps just run. Keep Windows updated to ensure best performance.
If your Windows 10 is up to date you don't have to do anything.
The latest Windows 10 receives and keeps .Net Framework 4.8 updated.
I'm aware there may be Windows installations out there with the .Net Framework stripped out of them. Clearly .Net apps won't run on those machines but for the majority of people, the above applies.
- How to upgrade the software:
Other sub-folders in the old Data folder can contain customized items or files that you also may want to move. Beta versions can break settings compatibility, so unless otherwise noted, use them separately instead of upgrading.
The software's settings are saved in its folder, unless otherwise noted.
Normally, you can move the program's folder to another location, and in case
the software is set to start when the user logs in, you'll have to set it again.
Other settings that you may want to revise after you move the software (in case you do) are file associations and settings related to the integration in Windows Explorer. Programs that have such settings are: CSlide.
- How to uninstall the software:
Settings that you optionally may revise before you remove (delete) the software,
are file associations and settings related to the integration in Windows Explorer.
Then simply stop the program. Optionally you can delete its files and folders.
Revised on: 20.08.2020