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GIMP and Inkscape in a Windows PE

The above mentioned programs do not work on Windows PE.

They complain of missing DLLs.

Other apps (ex: Audacity) work fine.

Shouldn't a portableapp not require any other files except for those included in its folder?

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Full Windows Install

If your Windows PE is missing anything contained in a standard Windows 7+ install, the apps will not work.

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Shouldn't all libraries (DLLs) required for a portable app to work be statically linked in the app's folder?

Since if a portable app depends on a library which should be present in the system... than it is not so portable after all...

For example, Audacity works fine in a standard PE build...

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They Do

They aren't statically compiled of course (you're not allowed to do that with VC libraries) but they search their own directory first and both include all the necessary files to run (including Visual C runtimes where applicable) on a clean Windows 7 system that has all Windows Update updates applied. Anything less than that and they may not work. If your Windows PE build isn't a full Windows install that's fully up to date, then all bets are off.

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