Under Windows, PersonalBrain can be installed on a USB drive so that it can be moved from computer to computer without the need to activate the registration on each individual computer. However, USB installations will register to the computer they are installed on and not onto the USB drive unless Windows recognizes the drive as a “Removable Disk” (when you open My Computer look under the “Type” column). Drives recognized as a “Local Disk” cannot be used in this fashion.
To install onto a USB drive, simple run the PersonalBrain installation software as usual, and when the software asks where to install, select the USB drive.
You may also copy your Brain (the .brain file and _brain folder) onto the USB drive. When storing your Brain on a USB drive, make sure that you always shut down PersonalBrain and properly "eject" the USB drive before removing the USB connection (right click on the icon in the system tray, select "Safely Remove Hardware", and follow the proper steps to stop the drive). Failure to properly eject the drive will result in corruption of the database and could lead to serious loss of data.