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Install Desktop application on micro sdxc card

  1. #11


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    you purchased a small HD assuming you could and saved a little money in the process..

    Now you find out that you should of opted for a bigger one and paid a lot more for it.

    But 6-7GB more then you have now is A LOT on a 32GB drive

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    you purchased a small HD assuming you could and saved a little money in the process..
    Now you find out that you should of opted for a bigger one and paid a lot more for it.
    But 6-7GB more then you have now is A LOT on a 32GB drive
    It was actually given to me for free, so i would have lost way more by turning it down. If it was me buying it i would have opted for a device with at least 64gb of internal space, but i wasn't about to turn it down because of that. but yes you are correct in saying that 6-7gb is a lot of space on a small device such as this. I would be very happy for you to list some general information on what you did for me to look into or even hyperlinks to guides. Even if i do ever find a way to get the sd card to function how i would like that sort of information is still useful and is an added bonus.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Go to control panel - recovery - create a recovery drive..

    It will then ask you if you want to remove the recovery partition.. you can and it will increase the size of the windows partition..

    But if you ever have to reset or refresh the PC - you better still have - the the recovery media usb that you just created..

    basically you create it and save it..

    Or sometimes you can even gain space by creating the recovery media, then boot from it and reset pc.. as to remove production files and production partition sizes..

    IF you create a recovery drive - I would like to see (post Pic) inside the sources folder

    I can then guide you to may be gaining space and keeping the on-disk recovery

    Just remember any on disk recovery takes away from windows space
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1


    I have got everything sorted now.

    Visual studio has to be installed on an internal drive. It will not let you install it on an external one at all.
    But i have managed to get other applications to work absolutely fine now. The issue i was having is that in steam you cannot navigate to the separate drive as it will not show up in the file browser for selecting install folders. Instead you have to click the bar that shows the current directory and the drive is shown there.

    So everything is now working as intended and i have 60gb of space to install games.

    Thanks for the help.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8


    Hi

    I have a Linx 8 and had the same question.

    Here's a way that worked for me, with both Visual Studio 2013 and SQL Server Management Studio 2014 now installed on my SD card:

    https://aurir.wordpress.com/2013/12/...-microsd-card/

    Visual Studio insists on installing some of its files on the C drive, but at least this way makes use of the SD card.

    Best Wishes

    Andrew
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by epigone View Post
    Hi

    I have a Linx 8 and had the same question.

    Here's a way that worked for me, with both Visual Studio 2013 and SQL Server Management Studio 2014 now installed on my SD card:

    https://aurir.wordpress.com/2013/12/...-microsd-card/

    Visual Studio insists on installing some of its files on the C drive, but at least this way makes use of the SD card.

    Best Wishes

    Andrew
    Thanks, that is super useful
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  7. #17


    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I just cant see any logical reason why windows would not allow me to use an ntfs storage device to install applications if i am not planning to ever remove the device
    It may be the programs that block installation on removable media, not always Windows. I tried it with a couple of big programs and couldn't on my Dell Venue 8 Tablet. Now there are some programs that have been developed for portable use on USB Thumb/Flash drives that should work on the microXD cards but would have to go to the Web sites of those you are interested in to check, one I will be setting up soon is LibreOffice Portable. And all the cards I've dealt with were formatted as FAT32, quite usable with Windows for versions since Win95B, even Mac OS X of the last several years and most versions of Linux. The point of having to format as NTFS on HDD/SSD drives is when storing a single file of 4GB or larger.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I just cant see any logical reason why windows would not allow me to use an ntfs storage device to install applications if i am not planning to ever remove the device
    It may be the programs that block installation on removable media, not always Windows. I tried it with a couple of big programs and couldn't on my Dell Venue 8 Tablet. Now there are some programs that have been developed for portable use on USB Thumb/Flash drives that should work on the microXD cards but would have to go to the Web sites of those you are interested in to check, one I will be setting up soon is LibreOffice Portable. And all the cards I've dealt with were formatted as FAT32, quite usable with Windows for versions since Win95B, even Mac OS X of the last several years and most versions of Linux. The point of having to format as NTFS on HDD/SSD drives is when storing a single file of 4GB or larger.
    Yes, it turns out it was the applications themselves. I do actually have the Micro SDXC card formatted as NTFS since it made no difference to speed so why not i guess
    I just decided to test with every application that makes things a little more complex it seems...
    I currently have all my games on the external storage, loading times are a little bit slower, but not 6 times slower (the card is 6x slower than internal) so i am fairly pleased with it. Then have things like Ableton Live on the internal storage cause that needs to be running as fast as possible. Which also works well.
    Thanks for the help.
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  9. #19


    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    You're welcome.
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