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I already posted this on the vb.installation newsgroup, but this group seems
quicker to respond.

I want to install VS .Net on a laptop that has a partitioned drive.
Unfortunately this is factory manufactured and the restore disk resets the
partition on the hard drive. Without having to purchase Partition Magic,
how would you suggest I install the program?

When I get to the options part, I change the directory to the D: partition,
but the program still wants to install on C: and eventually runs out of
space.

Any help will be appreciated.

Brad
Nov 20 '05 #1
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Hi Brad,

You may want to do a simple xcopy install at the DOS level, which should not
be a problem because it's simply copying files to a designated drivespec.

HTH,

Bernie Yaeger

"Brad" <tr*******@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:OL**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I already posted this on the vb.installation newsgroup, but this group seems quicker to respond.

I want to install VS .Net on a laptop that has a partitioned drive.
Unfortunately this is factory manufactured and the restore disk resets the
partition on the hard drive. Without having to purchase Partition Magic,
how would you suggest I install the program?

When I get to the options part, I change the directory to the D: partition, but the program still wants to install on C: and eventually runs out of
space.

Any help will be appreciated.

Brad

Nov 20 '05 #2

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Bernie,

So you are saying to take the four VS installation CDs and just xcopy them
to a directory on the D: ? And then run the install from there? This is
correct? I will try this and let you know.

Thanks,

Brad
"Bernie Yaeger" <be*****@cherwellinc.com> wrote in message
news:uX**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi Brad,

You may want to do a simple xcopy install at the DOS level, which should not be a problem because it's simply copying files to a designated drivespec.

HTH,

Bernie Yaeger

"Brad" <tr*******@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:OL**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I already posted this on the vb.installation newsgroup, but this group

seems
quicker to respond.

I want to install VS .Net on a laptop that has a partitioned drive.
Unfortunately this is factory manufactured and the restore disk resets the partition on the hard drive. Without having to purchase Partition Magic, how would you suggest I install the program?

When I get to the options part, I change the directory to the D:

partition,
but the program still wants to install on C: and eventually runs out of
space.

Any help will be appreciated.

Brad


Nov 20 '05 #3

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Hi Brad,

I thought you meant 'install a vs .net app', not 'install vs .net itself'.
However, try it as you described, but I doubt that it will override the
laptop's settings. Sorry.

Bernie

"Brad Allison" <ba******@ukcdogs.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Bernie,

So you are saying to take the four VS installation CDs and just xcopy them
to a directory on the D: ? And then run the install from there? This is
correct? I will try this and let you know.

Thanks,

Brad
"Bernie Yaeger" <be*****@cherwellinc.com> wrote in message
news:uX**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi Brad,

You may want to do a simple xcopy install at the DOS level, which should

not
be a problem because it's simply copying files to a designated drivespec.

HTH,

Bernie Yaeger

"Brad" <tr*******@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:OL**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I already posted this on the vb.installation newsgroup, but this group

seems
quicker to respond.

I want to install VS .Net on a laptop that has a partitioned drive.
Unfortunately this is factory manufactured and the restore disk resets

the partition on the hard drive. Without having to purchase Partition Magic, how would you suggest I install the program?

When I get to the options part, I change the directory to the D:

partition,
but the program still wants to install on C: and eventually runs out of space.

Any help will be appreciated.

Brad



Nov 20 '05 #4

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Bernie,

That is okay about the misunderstanding. What I got irritated about is in
the option portion of the setup I designate the directory on D:, however
setup wants to still install on C:.

Brad

"Bernie Yaeger" <be*****@cherwellinc.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi Brad,

I thought you meant 'install a vs .net app', not 'install vs .net itself'.
However, try it as you described, but I doubt that it will override the
laptop's settings. Sorry.

Bernie

"Brad Allison" <ba******@ukcdogs.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Bernie,

So you are saying to take the four VS installation CDs and just xcopy them
to a directory on the D: ? And then run the install from there? This is correct? I will try this and let you know.

Thanks,

Brad
"Bernie Yaeger" <be*****@cherwellinc.com> wrote in message
news:uX**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi Brad,

You may want to do a simple xcopy install at the DOS level, which should
not
be a problem because it's simply copying files to a designated drivespec.
HTH,

Bernie Yaeger

"Brad" <tr*******@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:OL**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I already posted this on the vb.installation newsgroup, but this
group seems
> quicker to respond.
>
> I want to install VS .Net on a laptop that has a partitioned drive.
> Unfortunately this is factory manufactured and the restore disk

resets the
> partition on the hard drive. Without having to purchase Partition

Magic,
> how would you suggest I install the program?
>
> When I get to the options part, I change the directory to the D:
partition,
> but the program still wants to install on C: and eventually runs out

of > space.
>
> Any help will be appreciated.
>
> Brad
>
>



Nov 20 '05 #5

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