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Is it possible to have a portable version of Delphi 7?

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I want to install Borland Delphi 7 (with some personal component) in a external device like USB Flash Drive or USB Hard Disk and have a "Delphi portable".   OS: Windows XP.
Can someone help me?
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by:8080_Diver
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Tecnically, this may (probably will) violate the licensing agreement.  
If it is your personal copy and you have, for instance a laptop and a desktop and you are the sole user of each (i.e. you will ever be using Delphi on both at the same time), then Borland was usually understanding of that sort of second installation.  Also, I know that Borland was understanding about someone who had a desktop at home but was on contract somewhere else and installed Delphi on a box where they were temporarily located, as long asthe temporary installation was uninstalled upon eparture.
However, I believe that putting the software on a USB drive might not be looked on with favor.  
Why not simply install the software on your laptop and your desktop and be done with it.  Then use your laptop when you go somewhere else and your desktop at home?
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by:thiagoblimeira
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There is an open source project at sourceforge, the delphi version used is delphi 7 personal but you still need a valid license key in order to use it, some time ago, there were distributing the licenses in some computer magazines along with a cd of delphi 7 personal.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/portabledelphi/

Hope it helps
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by:Geert Gruwez
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well, there is very good and not so good news

embarcadero are working on a USB version of all their software (with All Access license)
at demo (they were still working on this) they plugged in on a laptop of somebody and started delphi 2009
no install happened, (except off course for USB device)

but for D7, there is still the need for the registry
unless you find a export of all the Delphi registry keys, create import files for them and then use these on the other computer
you'll have to copy all the .dll files too to a directory found by msdos path
a license is normally a user based license (doesn't matter on how many computers you use Delphi, but only 1 computer at a time running the delphi version)
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by:Geert Gruwez
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oh yeah, you'll probably need the USB to allways map to the same drive
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I have tested the
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portabledelphi/
but the version don't work. I think is it an old version or old link.

I have a registered version of D7.

In these days I have find a solution with the application named MOJOPAC that can solve this problem without limitations (also D7 architect version and all components).

Thanks anyway to all for your answers
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