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Portable Startup Utility 1.3 Released

AppLauncher is now Portable Startup Utility.
I rearranged the settings dialog and added a additional functions.

Setup:
Download PSU to your portable drive.
Modify your autorun.inf to run psu.exe -all

Usage:
psu.exe will open the settings window
psu.exe -all will apply all saved settings
psu.exe -clean will cleanup portable settings applied to host PC
(environment variable, drive substitution, and run configured cleanup apps)

Source & History are now on the Apps Homepage.
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Ahh.

The only free USB image in existence. Blum

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Funny LOL, I just didn't

Funny LOL, I just didn't bother to search for a new one.
Guess I should.

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Even better I made one of my

Even better I made one of my own.
Check it out.

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Looks nice, but tell me:

Looks nice, but tell me: Does this substitute the drive letter or clone the drive with a new name?
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I believe technically it

I believe technically it would be considered a pointer, not substitution or cloning, but Microsoft calls it substituting. (subst.exe)
If it were cloning the drive it would be creating a copy of the drive which it doesn't do. A clone would mean it would have to write updates to both to keep them in sync.
A "true" substitution would replace the original drive letter, which it doesn't do.
So really its just a pointer at the substituted drive letter to the original drive letter.
Hope that makes sense.

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There is a program that I

There is a program that I previously used that cloned it. Thanks for the answer.
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curious, why would you want

curious, why would you want to clone the drive? Seems to me that would take a significant amount of time at startup.

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I think it might have just

I think it might have just been a shortcut or something.. I don't know.. There's two drives in My Computer when you do it, so I just called it cloning. >_>

But this is another program so meh. Blum

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Hey SmithTech, I really like

Hey SmithTech, I really like your program. BTW, the source link in your page is broken.
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Thanks, I fixed the

Thanks, I fixed the link.

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Could you name the .exe to

Could you name the .exe to PSU with the version in the file name? I keep forgetting what version I have and then having to download it again to be sure. >_>

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Is this supposed to work on

Is this supposed to work on u3 drives as well?
the problem I get is that I can get psu.exe to run from the autorun.inf without the -all switch (this just opens psu.exe). With the -all switch nothing seems to happen.
I've tried both this version and the 1.5.b version.
Cuz I struggled to get it to work, what I have had to do is use the applauncher on my u3 cd drive partition and then use that to autolaunch psu.exe. This is a bit untidy and I would like to use psu.exe on my cd partition.
Are you doing any updates smithtech?
Cheers Rochey

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The portable startup utility

The portable startup utility wasn't made to work on U3 drives.
Unfortunately there were issue's with it on U3 drives I never resolved so it isn't released for U3 drives, which is why there isn't any link or instructions for U3 on it's webpage.
U3 is already a dying platform so I haven't been developing for it in a while.
Microsoft has partnered with U3 to bring out some new replacement for U3.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2128799,00.asp

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Cheers for the reply

Cheers for the reply SmithTech. I will have to live with my setup then.
Hows the developement with psu 1.5x comming along? I'm looking forward to the associations working!!!

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no further development is

no further development is being done on the utility.
I scratched it in favor of the menu I've been working on.
It has almost all of the functionality of the utility, plus a menu.
https://portableapps.com/node/8467
I may add the file associations to the menu if they don't make it into PAM 1.5 which I will be helping to develop.

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Because they stand on a wall and say nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.

"Because they stand on a wall and say, 'Nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.'" (A Few Good Men)
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