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 I am going to show you how to install some portable applications on your usb drive, the apps can be found at  portableapps.com but i have uploaded a basic starter kit for you.

I recommend a 1GB minimum, i picked up this PNY 2GB usb flash drive at my local tesco today for only £1, yes you heard me correct £1! 

PS. my first instructable so sorry if im unclear on the steps

Step 1: Lets Get Started

 First your going to need to format your usb stick so..

Go to My Computer;
Right click on your usb stick;
Select format - THIS WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON THE STICK SO BEWARE I AM NOT HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAMILY PHOTOS OR THAT DOCUMENT YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR THE PAST WEEK BEING ACCIDENTALLY DELETED, I SUGGEST YOU BACKUP YOUR DATA!! (copy to your hard drive)
Now do a quick format on the default settings and label your drive - ie: Toms usb apps or Dave's apps - you get the idea;
click start and wait for the format to finish, When this is done go to the next step.
files aren't there m8t. help!
Hmm looks like the download has been removed, just go to <a href="http://www.portableapps.com" rel="nofollow">www.portableapps.com</a>
kthnx
Why don't you give the creators of this great software the credit they diserve and link to there site.&nbsp;
&nbsp;Just did&nbsp;
Not a bad instructable, certainly an excellent topic.<br /> <br /> As a computer tech, I'd be basically lost without my USB&nbsp;stick(s).&nbsp; My main diagnostic stick has:<br /> &nbsp;- a combination of apps from&nbsp;PortableApps.com (mostly I use 7-zip, WinDirStat, Firefox, ClamWin, Notepad++, PuTTy); <br /> &nbsp;- the Geek.Menu fork for a program manager&nbsp;(<a href="http://geek-menu.sourceforge.net/" rel="nofollow">geek-menu.sourceforge.net/</a>);<br /> &nbsp;- DailyCupOfTech's PC&nbsp;Repair System (<a href="http://www.dailycupoftech.com/usb-drive-systems/3/" rel="nofollow">www.dailycupoftech.com/usb-drive-systems/3/</a>)&nbsp;provides a nice suite of stuff to work with;<br /> &nbsp;- a cherry-picked variety of stuff from <a href="http://portablefreeware.com" rel="nofollow">portablefreeware.com</a>;<br /> &nbsp;- a bootable repair disk based on Hiren's (info on how to do this is at <a href="http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd-on-usb-disk" rel="nofollow">www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd-on-usb-disk</a>, but you need to find the ISO&nbsp;yourself);<br /> &nbsp;- the contents of the Sysinternals suite (<a href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/sysinternals/bb842062.aspx" rel="nofollow">technet.microsoft.com/en-au/sysinternals/bb842062.aspx</a>);<br /> &nbsp;- a customized console based on Portable Apps' Command Prompt (<a href="http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/command_prompt_portable" rel="nofollow">portableapps.com/apps/utilities/command_prompt_portable</a>) but customized with new paths, the Win32 Unix Utilities&nbsp;(<a href="http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/" rel="nofollow">unxutils.sourceforge.net/</a>) and the perl command processor;<br /> <a href="http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/" rel="nofollow"><br /> unxutils.sourceforge.net/</a>&nbsp;- a selection of AV, support program and service pack installers.<br /> <br /> I'm currently eying off Portable Ubuntu (<a href="http://portableubuntu.demonccc.com.ar/" rel="nofollow">portableubuntu.demonccc.com.ar/</a>) as an addition to the 'stick.<br /> <br /> It's my plan to expand on the bootable part; currently I've got it booting knoppix, two differerent PE environments, Memtest86 and Seatools using Grub4Dos&nbsp;(<a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/grub4dos/" rel="nofollow">sourceforge.net/projects/grub4dos/</a>), however the boot process isn't reliable and requires too much memory.&nbsp; If I get things working better I&nbsp;may expand it into an instructable...<br /> <br /> And one thing to remember is this: once you've got your ideal multi tool working, <em>back it up!</em><br />
Thanks, and Yhea couldnt aggree more aobut backing up your apps/data

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