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Ravno
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2012-11-30 15:02:59

I'm interested in running BOINC on a Windows box without actually installing the client on the system. Unfortunately, I don't have the permissions that would allow me to install the software, so I was curious if there was some type of command line version (I don't know if this is the correct nomenclature or not) which would either allow me to run BOINC from a command prompt, or some other way that I might be able to run BOINC on that box.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, as well as a simple answer of 'you can't do it, so stop looking!'

Thanks!
Gundolf Jahn
 
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2012-11-30 17:40:59

From the BOINC usage rules:

Run BOINC only on authorized computers

Run BOINC only on computers that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission. Some companies and schools have policies that prohibit using their computers for BOINC-based projects.


Gruß,
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Ravno
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2012-11-30 17:51:05
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Alright, so I can't use that computer..

I own a computer that I forgot the Admin password for. I don't have a copy of the Windows disk, nor the authenticity key and don't want to purchase another copy.

So, I was curious if there was some type of command line version (I don't know if this is the correct nomenclature or not) which would either allow me to run BOINC from a command prompt, or some other way that I might be able to run BOINC on that box.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated, as well as a simple answer of 'you can't do it, so stop looking!'

Thanks!
Konrad Strafer
 
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2012-12-01 14:05:00

Assuming it is your computer and you have permission to use the computer there is a way to run BOINC either from a bootable CD or from a USB drive. I have used the CD version of BART PE, so I know that works. I have not tried using the USB version. The problem you may run into though is that you have to have a Windows installation disc to use this method. However, (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong) it does not have to be a separate, new copy. In other words, if you have a good installation disc for another computer it should do the trick.

Of course, the operating system on the computer's hard drive does not run in this situation, and about the only thing you really can do is run BOINC. So, if you still need the computer for other purposes, you would have to reboot from the computer's hard drive to perform those tasks. Then when you're ready to run BOINC again, you would have to manually reboot from the CD or USB drive.
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2012-12-02 07:12:55

Assuming it is your computer and you have permission to use the computer: install BOINC on another PC and afterinstallation stop BOINC and copy both the "Program FilesBOINC" and the "ProgramDataBOINC into" from the PC where you installed to a single BOINC directory on the "questionable" PC. Do so before configuring anything in BOINC and remove client_state.xml after copying. Eun BOINC by starting boincmgr.exe (manager) or boinc.exe (in command window).
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