Could you share more about what you're trying to achieve with a "standalone" set-up? In this scenario do you have admin on the host machine? IPFS typically runs as a background process at the system level so I don't think it will work but I might be wrong. Also keep in mind there are a number of HTTP gateways for IPFS out there too: https://ipfs.github.io/public-gateway-checker/
It would be possible to install from a USB drive, or maybe run a virtual machine with IPFS pre-installed from USB, but I'm not sure if that answers your question.