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Moving Visual Studio 2012 to a secondary Hard Drive?


AndyMintx

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#1
As I am nearing the limits of my C drive, I have been purging applications and moving them to a secondary D drive. One of the uninstalled apps, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Pro, opened up space on my drive, but also left about 29 uninstalled programs (and I assume, many unnecessary folders). According to a couple of Google searches, uninstalling these programs, even if done in the correct order, could cause some problems down the line. However, I do want to install this program on my D drive. Would installing visual studio on my d drive cause any problems (as there are 29 programs related to visual studio on the C drive)? I am running windows 8.1 on a Gigabyte p34g.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor
    Memory
    8GB DDRIIIL 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M
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Superfly

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AFAIK, VS2013 has to have certain folders on the windows partition (mine amounts to 3 GB on my SSD)... you can however install the executables and supporting files on a different drive (2.25GB on secondary HDD) and obviously have your project files there as well.

BTW: I have VS2013 Ultimate Update 2..Not sure how much space VS2012 needs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives