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Randall Twede
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this isnt meaningless drivel but no one hardly ever visits general computing.
i installed VB from visual studios disks on my zip drive. at the time it was drive D. i later added another HD so the zip drive became drive E. i didnt have enough power cables so there is no drive D anymore. i changed the shortcut in my startup menu so i could run it.
the problem is this. i now want to install visual C++ but it insists on putting some of the files in D:\visual studios\common(change folder is grayed out). i tried to uninstall VB but it wouldnt uninstall because there was nothing on drive D. i probably compounded the problem by having it remove VB from the uninstall list. even if i changed the zip drive to drive D there wouldnt be enough room on it. what can i do?
actually changing the zip to drive D would work now that i think about it(even if the disk with VB on it didnt have enough room a fresh one would) but i dont remember how to do that either.
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Randall Twede
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surprisingly, i agree with you on that one. smoking pot before working can turn a 10 minute job into a 10 hour one
anyway, i want to make MS's arrogant setup program install everything on drive C. i understand why it wants to put common files on drive D, but that is not what i want it to do. if i cant convince it that i dont have VB installed anymore, i want to change my zip drive to drive D so i can at least get Visual C++ installed
i even tried to install VB again, changing the folder to drive C, it lets me change the installation folder for VB and other components i originally installed on drive D, but it still insists on putting common files on drive D. i hate MS!
there is actually a logical reason i didnt install the entire suite at once and installed VB on my zip drive. i had a 1.3 gig HD that was getting full at the time.
[ September 15, 2002: Message edited by: Randall Twede ]
Randall Twede
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i get it! this is javaranch. you all think you are doing me a favor if you dont help me install visual C++
actually installing visual C++ is related to my post about one standard fits all. all the tutorials i have seen on OpenGL use visual C++
we all know that Java is not the best language for writing pc games
 
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