What configurations are required when installing the Portable version of Julia?

I’m currently using the Installer version of Julia v1.8 on the Win10 system. Now I want to switch to the Portable version of Julia v1.9. My questions are:

  1. After downloading and unziping the Portable version of Julia v1.9, do I need to do any configuration?
  2. How can I migrate all the packages installed in v1.8 to v1.9? Do I need to reinstall them?
  3. Do I need to do any configuration in VS Code?
  4. And, what is the purpose of the “C:\Users\name.julia” directory? Why do both Installer and Portable versions install packages here? (Wouldn’t it be more convenient for the Portable version to install packages directly into its own directory, making it more easily usable across platforms?)

Thank you in advance for your response!

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What is “the Portable version”?

I meant the official Windows v1.9 installer from Download Julia.

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