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Installation issue: Can't install to other than C: drive(??)

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I have the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Deluxe Learning Edition from
Microsoft and am trying to reinstall it after a hardware system crash
requiring complete reformat/reinstall of Windows XP Pro and SP2. The first
time I installed on this machine under my previous OS installation, it quite
happily installed on my development drive. Now, however, when I get to the
Options page, the installation location dropdown is grayed out and I cannot
alter the C:\Program Files installation location to which it defaults.

I searched the Knowledge Base but it's kind of hard to word a search phrase.
"Can't install VS .NET to other than C: drive" didn't get it (one hit, no
relevant information I could discern). I don't know what the difference is
between my prior installation and this one, but this is driving me buggy.
Any pointers to the appropriate Knowledge Base article or any other source
of salient information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Cheers,
Scott
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi,

Sorry for the dumb comment, but check that the drive you want to install to
exists and that you have the necessary rights to write to that drive. The
other thing is to boot into Safe mode and try installing- could be a driver
which is not loaded correctly. Don't know what else to suggest.

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"Scott Glasgow" <pa*****@nospampleasefuse.net> wrote in message
news:Ok**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I have the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Deluxe Learning Edition from
Microsoft and am trying to reinstall it after a hardware system crash
requiring complete reformat/reinstall of Windows XP Pro and SP2. The first
time I installed on this machine under my previous OS installation, it quite happily installed on my development drive. Now, however, when I get to the
Options page, the installation location dropdown is grayed out and I cannot alter the C:\Program Files installation location to which it defaults.

I searched the Knowledge Base but it's kind of hard to word a search phrase. "Can't install VS .NET to other than C: drive" didn't get it (one hit, no
relevant information I could discern). I don't know what the difference is
between my prior installation and this one, but this is driving me buggy.
Any pointers to the appropriate Knowledge Base article or any other source
of salient information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Cheers,
Scott

Nov 21 '05 #2

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It not only exists, but has the previous installation on it. I create
several logical drives and keep my development drive isolated from the OS
drive, specifically to avoid problems if I have an issue requiring reformat
and reinstall of the OS, as in this case. It is my own, newly built machine,
one of four on my home network, and I am administrator and have all rights.
I must admit that I fail to see how a driver could be at issue, since the
installation program shows me all the drives on my system and how much space
is available and would be left on each if I installed there. The only
incongruity is that the option to choose a different location is grayed out
and I am stuck with C:\Program Files.

Thanks anyway for replying.

Cheers,
Scott
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"Thief_" <th****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uo**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi,

Sorry for the dumb comment, but check that the drive you want to install
to
exists and that you have the necessary rights to write to that drive. The
other thing is to boot into Safe mode and try installing- could be a
driver
which is not loaded correctly. Don't know what else to suggest.

--
|
+-- Thief_
|

"Scott Glasgow" <pa*****@nospampleasefuse.net> wrote in message
news:Ok**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I have the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Deluxe Learning Edition from
Microsoft and am trying to reinstall it after a hardware system crash
requiring complete reformat/reinstall of Windows XP Pro and SP2. The
first
time I installed on this machine under my previous OS installation, it

quite
happily installed on my development drive. Now, however, when I get to
the
Options page, the installation location dropdown is grayed out and I

cannot
alter the C:\Program Files installation location to which it defaults.

I searched the Knowledge Base but it's kind of hard to word a search

phrase.
"Can't install VS .NET to other than C: drive" didn't get it (one hit, no
relevant information I could discern). I don't know what the difference
is
between my prior installation and this one, but this is driving me buggy.
Any pointers to the appropriate Knowledge Base article or any other
source
of salient information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Cheers,
Scott


Nov 21 '05 #3

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Hi Scott,

Quote from VS .NET readme:
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If you install MSDN Library for Visual Studio .NET 2003 before Visual Studio
..NET 2003, you can only install Visual Studio .NET 2003 to the following
location:

[System Drive]:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 folder.

To resolve this issue install Visual Studio .NET 2003 before MSDN.
~

Maybe this helps?

Roman
"Scott Glasgow" <pa*****@nospampleasefuse.net> сообщил/сообщила в новостях
следующее: news:Ok**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I have the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Deluxe Learning Edition from
Microsoft and am trying to reinstall it after a hardware system crash
requiring complete reformat/reinstall of Windows XP Pro and SP2. The first
time I installed on this machine under my previous OS installation, it quite happily installed on my development drive. Now, however, when I get to the
Options page, the installation location dropdown is grayed out and I cannot alter the C:\Program Files installation location to which it defaults.

I searched the Knowledge Base but it's kind of hard to word a search phrase. "Can't install VS .NET to other than C: drive" didn't get it (one hit, no
relevant information I could discern). I don't know what the difference is
between my prior installation and this one, but this is driving me buggy.
Any pointers to the appropriate Knowledge Base article or any other source
of salient information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Cheers,
Scott


Nov 21 '05 #4

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Roman,

It helps very much indeed! That is in fact what I did. While rebuilding and
reinstalling both VS 6 Enterprise and the VS.NET environment, after
installing VS 6.0 Enterprise I inadvertently installed the April 2005 MSDN
Library instead of the April 2001 Library. I then went on to install the
correct library, and then to attempt to install VS.NET, whereupon I
encountered the issue. I must scourge Microsoft for this one; that's an
asinine way to set up an install program.

I don't know how I missed that in the readme; I guess I've become so
accustomed to Googling for everything that I basically scanned the readme
and went right past it. Thank you for being so observant and for finding the
answer to my problem!

Cheers,
Scott

"Dragon" <no@spam.please> wrote in message
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Hi Scott,

Quote from VS .NET readme:
~
If you install MSDN Library for Visual Studio .NET 2003 before Visual
Studio
.NET 2003, you can only install Visual Studio .NET 2003 to the following
location:

[System Drive]:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 folder.

To resolve this issue install Visual Studio .NET 2003 before MSDN.
~

Maybe this helps?

Roman
"Scott Glasgow" <pa*****@nospampleasefuse.net> сообщил/сообщила в новостях
следующее: news:Ok**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
I have the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Deluxe Learning Edition from
Microsoft and am trying to reinstall it after a hardware system crash
requiring complete reformat/reinstall of Windows XP Pro and SP2. The
first
time I installed on this machine under my previous OS installation, it

quite
happily installed on my development drive. Now, however, when I get to
the
Options page, the installation location dropdown is grayed out and I

cannot
alter the C:\Program Files installation location to which it defaults.

I searched the Knowledge Base but it's kind of hard to word a search

phrase.
"Can't install VS .NET to other than C: drive" didn't get it (one hit, no
relevant information I could discern). I don't know what the difference
is
between my prior installation and this one, but this is driving me buggy.
Any pointers to the appropriate Knowledge Base article or any other
source
of salient information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Cheers,
Scott


Nov 21 '05 #5

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