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    When setting up the XP partition I did not allow enough space for the XP system drive. To make space now I have to move some files. Can I cut and paste the Microsoft net from the XP system drive to another one or does it have to be in the windows XP sytem drive. Any suggestions would be appreciated
    Thanks Stan

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    Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

    Because most programs add registry entries, wholesale cutting and pasting will cause problems.

    Try a 3rd party tool like partition magic to increase the size of the partition, or investigate mount points to make another drive "pretend" to be a folder on a partition.

    Tom
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      Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

      I don't exactly understand what do you mean by moving .net to another disk... Can you be more specific?
      Anyway, I understand your system partition is full, and you want to free some space. I suggest you check with Disktective where exactly went all the space you had. It should give you the info you need to decide what to move (or delete).
      Hope this helped.
      Keep us posted.

      Aaaaah... Beaten by the best...
      Last edited by sorinso; 16th January 2007, 21:12. Reason: taking out frustration ....

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        Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

        Originally posted by sorinso View Post

        Aaaaah... Beaten by the best...
        If you ain't fast, you're last
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          Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive


          Being fast isn't always a good thing. Besides, it's an honor to be second to a better professional
          Never mind, it's the late hour...

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            Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

            Flattery will get you everywhere!
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            • #7
              Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

              Thanks for reply. You are right about wanting to free up space. It was my mistake in the first place. I read that XP needs something like 2 GB so I arranged a partition for 5GB thinking that it would be plenty. However I learnt the hard way that a lot of programs just add on to this drive which is why it is now full.

              Stan

              Originally posted by sorinso View Post
              I don't exactly understand what do you mean by moving .net to another disk... Can you be more specific?
              Anyway, I understand your system partition is full, and you want to free some space. I suggest you check with Disktective where exactly went all the space you had. It should give you the info you need to decide what to move (or delete).
              Hope this helped.
              Keep us posted.

              Aaaaah... Beaten by the best...

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              • #8
                Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

                So by "Microsoft net" do you mean "Visual Studio 200x .NET" or ???

                Why not do an uninstall / reinstall and split off the large bits to another drive as desired?

                Disk is cheap. Make that boot drive 10 - 20 GB minimum for servers and 20 - 40 GB for workstations.

                Go with the higher value if possible. I tried to standardize on 20 GB a few years back (to make Ghosting easier) but my heavy DEV machines are now down to 10% free and I'm offloading page files, MSDN help and other junk to the "Data" drive.

                I'd go w/ the entire disk but I Ghost the system drives and I don't need to include all that source code / data / junk in there.
                Cheers,

                Rick

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                • #9
                  Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

                  Just to let you know I followed your suggestion and used the partition magic. It seems to have worked very well and all is fine
                  Thanks again for your help

                  Stan
                  Originally posted by Ossian View Post
                  Because most programs add registry entries, wholesale cutting and pasting will cause problems.

                  Try a 3rd party tool like partition magic to increase the size of the partition, or investigate mount points to make another drive "pretend" to be a folder on a partition.

                  Tom

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                  • #10
                    Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

                    Another happy camper
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                    • #11
                      Re: Help with moving Microsoft. net from XP system drive

                      Originally posted by bounceallback View Post
                      Just to let you know I followed your suggestion and used the partition magic. It seems to have worked very well and all is fine
                      Thanks again for your help

                      Stan
                      That was by far the best solution.

                      So you went from 5 GB to n GB for C Page file on the C: drive or ???
                      Cheers,

                      Rick

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