As always, you should be careful when running programs on untrusted input; for maximum safety, use a new subdirectory.This need for care is especially urgent on Windows, since in general Windows finds programs in the current directory before anything else, regardless of the search path. We have closed many holes, but undoubtedly some remain, especially with third-party programs.
Ordinarily they should not be present, and definitely should not normally be created by merely processing a document.
This mode can be invoked explicitly with Under Windows, the default is to run the simplest installation method we could devise, called the “wizard” installer (figure 4).
It installs everything and asks almost no questions.
The same installer program is run, whatever the source.
The most visible difference between the two is that with the net installer, what you end up with is the packages that are currently available.