- thank you all so much. Actually, the Desire simulation program (sites.google.com/site/gatmkorn) installs without an installer and never uses the registry- you just copy the program! biffle
Wow you do not see those that often any more (well Firefox portable and some USB stick applications) I remember on Windows 95 tons of software was just click and run no install.
If it is really ancient software, there is something I found for Vista that works for 7 too its for old OCX and some DLL files. Its a program called Ascentive Library Install Files.
This is for reeeaaally old software lol http://www.ascentive.com/support/new/support_dll.phtml?dllname=MSCOMCTL.OCX
I do not know if installing these files will make your computer less safe or unleash demons from hell but it did help me run a really old program that was designed for Win95.