It does not need to be installed and can be run directly by executing Logic.exe from inside of the standalone folder.
The following list shares some use cases where our standalone software can provide a solution:
The Logic software installer fails with an error on Windows. In this case, the standalone version might provide a working alternative solution since it does not need to be installed.
Multiple versions of the Logic software need to be installed with the ability to switch versions easily. In this case, you can have multiple standalone versions saved on your computer without conflict since they are not installed. When switching versions, please make sure to unplug and reconnect the device.
In any event, please be aware of the following requirements when deciding to use the standalone software:
The newly required Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 runtime needs to be installed before the software will run. The standalone zip file includes the installer for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 runtime. The included readme provides additional details.
If drivers are not already installed, you will need to install the drivers, which are included with the standalone download. Also, our drivers never change, so if you installed from any Logic version in the past, you will not need to do so again.