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How Do You Install Scrapebox on a USB Drive?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by CrescentSkies, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. CrescentSkies

    CrescentSkies Junior Member

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    So I'm starting to think installing scrapebox on my desktop was a bad idea because I don't take it with me everywhere I go (like my laptop) and I spend a lot of time at college these days. I've read a few blog posts and articles that say you can install scrapebox on a USB drive and simply plug it into any computer to run it without worrying about licenses. Is that true and how do you do it (a link to a manual or a forum posts here would be appreciated).

    Oh and don't tell me to buy a private server and just run it on that, I'll do that when I make enough off my websites per month to cover the costs of the server. Or more accurately when I have time to set everything up :D (still in college and need to properly allocate studying time and SEO time).
     
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    CrescentSkies Junior Member

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    Come on 151 views and not even a response? Seriously :|
     
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    First time I heard about it! Sorry can't help you on this.
     
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    i dont think its possible because scrapebox activates itself on certain machine address. However if you really feel the need to use scrapebox everywhere you go just buy VPS(From Berman hosting as its the cheapest around) and transfer your scrapebox license there now just keep a note of you VPS server details and login to it from anywhere using remote desktop
     
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    It activates on hard disk ID I believe.

    You mentioned you have a desktop. What about installing it on your desktop and just using remote desktop to connect to it from college etc?
     
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    I think it is impossible sorry
     
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    You need an external data backup preferably 1TB or more. Just backup your drive and take it with you..
     
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    Normally I'd agree with you because I was irritated when I posted that...but seeing as the vinegar worked where the honey failed I'm not entirely sure how to respond to this :D

    Anyway I remember reading something about virtual machines being stored on flash drives and using those. Anyone heard something about that?
     
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    My thoughts are as follows:

    Carry around a virtual desktop on your USB drive and run it using a virtualizer. Now the machine id is the virtual machine id and that doesn't change no matter which computer you are on.
     
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    I don't think it's possible because of two things. 1. It may be possible that the software writes any information to the system registry which changes for every machine. 2. Any files(settings, project files etc) written on the location different from the installed location(eg. \windows or application data folders)
     
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    Can I get more info on this kind of thing? :O
     
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    Im fairly confident this won't work. There are other "hooks" and "security" measures in place. Albeit I would concede that I haven't tested this.

    Id reverse the question though and think backwards outside the box. For the time and hassle and issues (Such as memory issues, firewalls, and other things) that your going to run into with trying to install it on a USB drive and carry it around, you could consider other options.

    Firstly, you could just buy a second license for your laptop for $45. You could just transfer your license to your laptop for free. When you get the money to do a VPS for $30-$50 a month and run it from there, that would be ideal.

    As for time, Id look at my time seriously. Im not saying your not busy, but I went to college for 5 years and I lived in dorms, and off campus and I know a LOT of friends who have spent a lot of years in college. I wasted more time in college then I did ever. Now I take care of my pregnant wife, run a full time business logging over 55 hours a week, take care of my toddler and preschooler, do all the housework, all the shopping, all the cooking, all the cleaning, all over Everything that is needed for a family of 4 to function. Ive not been so efficient with my time in all my life.

    Point is, investing a little time in being self productive could do you a lot of good. Go big or go home is what I say, and thats what Im doing and Im getting more done now then when I had more time. Truth is, if you spend 5 hours a week on TV, kill the TV and spend the 5 hours on IM, and youll shortly be making the money. Average college student spends more time then that on TV, lots more. HA, I pay $75 a month for satelite TV, $8 for netflix, and $8 for amazon prime. I watch .5 hours of TV or less a week, and thats just in passing thru a room where my wife has TV on.

    Anyway, my point was, when I was in college I felt like I had no time at all, because I was so busy studying and I worked part time. If I could go back and do that now, I have realized I wasted so much time I could have worked a full time IM job in addition to my part time job at the grocery store, and studying to keep good grades and all.

    </rant> lol

    If you get it working on a USB drive, more power to you, but expect problems from potential memory errors, firewalls, and I mean, how long can you leave it running on a pc thats not your own? If your using it on your laptop, just transfer it. My 2 cents.