Development of the MiKTeX Portable self-extracting archive will not be continued.

So far, the MiKTeX Portable Edition could be installed by executing the self-extracting archive miktex-portable-2.9.*.exe. This is no longer possible.

The portable setup logic has been transferred to the standard installer which has learned a new command line option: --portable. This option is implied if the file name of the installer begins with miktex-portable.

The new recommended method to install the MiKTeX Portable Edition:

  1. get the basic installer (basic-miktex-2.9.*.exe)
  2. rename it to miktex-portable.exe
  3. execute miktex-portable.exe