I am in of need a Microsoft Word-compatible portable app that can be run from the DVD drive of a locked-down platform. I have no way to install applications or insert entries into the registry on this machine. I'm trying to draft documentation for Cyber Security tasks and operations.
I have tried to follow the instructions for creating the AbiWordPortable 2.8.6 for Windows Live CD to no avail. I get the error stated here (taken from the graphic, since I cannot paste the graphic in here):
"AbiWord Portable (PortableApps.com Launcher): Another instance of AbiWord Portable is starting. Please wait for it to start before launching it again."
I see the AbiWord process briefly in Task Manager as it begins, and quits about 2-3 seconds later. I am able to copy the Live files to the local hard drive, but get the same error advisory when attempting to run the app from there.
The instructions for creating the Live version are not exactly precise. I tried to follow them, and fiddle with some of the .ini files' locations and content, but I'm not sure I was coming up with what the instructions were describing.
Let me reemphasize that there is no way that the registry entries mentioned in AbiWordPortable.ini can be made.
Is the last Windows Dev version 2.9.2 any better? (I see that a Linux version is only available in the latest release.) Is there anything I can do differently to allow AbiWordPortable Live to run on a well-locked-down machine?