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[solved] Difference between running from .exe and .zip

edited July 2013 in OpenSesame

I'm running an experiment on OpenSesame outside of my usual lab, and so need to install it on new computers in a hurry.
My question is this: is there a difference in performance between installing OS from the .exe download (which needs the administrator to install it) and installing it from a .zip file (which I can do myself).




  • edited 4:48AM

    Hi Eoin,

    None whatsoever, the .exe is just an installation wrapper around the .zip file. I'm talking about the package labelled 'Windows XP/Vista/7 no installation required (.zip)' here. The Python-portable-based package is slightly different, but should performance-wise be about the same as well.


    There's much bigger issues in the world, I know. But I first have to take care of the world I know.

  • edited 4:48AM

    Ah, good stuff, I won't need to track down our busy/missing system administrator then.


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