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Is it possible to install Visual Studio on an externa HD?

SprangoSprango Member Posts: 8

Hi all,
I am asking this because I think it could a useful thing for everybody.

It could be interesting to know (if possible) how to install a Visual Studio 2005 on an extarnal HD, so that I can bring it up and just connecting it on a new computer I can start to keep working as I was doing on my home computer....

I know that there are lap tops for that purpose but I think that an Ext HD is cheaper and than it could be useful and easier to carry out.

Is there somebody that knows it?

Thanks,
Dario P.

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  • zibadianzibadian Member Posts: 6,349
    :
    : Hi all,
    : I am asking this because I think it could a useful thing for
    : everybody.
    :
    : It could be interesting to know (if possible) how to install a
    : Visual Studio 2005 on an extarnal HD, so that I can bring it up and
    : just connecting it on a new computer I can start to keep working as
    : I was doing on my home computer....
    :
    : I know that there are lap tops for that purpose but I think that an
    : Ext HD is cheaper and than it could be useful and easier to carry
    : out.
    :
    : Is there somebody that knows it?
    :
    : Thanks,
    : Dario P.

    It's not possible, because VS2005 (just like so many applications) store its configuration in the registry, which cannot be placed on an external HDD. It might also install several critical components in the windowssystem, windowssystem32, and "program filescommon files" folders.
  • SprangoSprango Member Posts: 8
    : :
    : : Hi all,
    : : I am asking this because I think it could a useful thing for
    : : everybody.
    : :
    : : It could be interesting to know (if possible) how to install a
    : : Visual Studio 2005 on an extarnal HD, so that I can bring it up and
    : : just connecting it on a new computer I can start to keep working as
    : : I was doing on my home computer....
    : :
    : : I know that there are lap tops for that purpose but I think that an
    : : Ext HD is cheaper and than it could be useful and easier to carry
    : : out.
    : :
    : : Is there somebody that knows it?
    : :
    : : Thanks,
    : : Dario P.
    :
    : It's not possible, because VS2005 (just like so many applications)
    : store its configuration in the registry, which cannot be placed on
    : an external HDD. It might also install several critical components
    : in the windowssystem, windowssystem32, and "program filescommon
    : files" folders.

    Hi, thanks for the answer that was more or less what I was expecting to get... But you can never know may be there is a way....
    With Visual Studio 6 I have been able to do that (but, you know, that is a relative smaller product) in fact I exported the registry things and the few dlls that where installed on System32 and with that it went fine, but it was VS6 and not VisualStudio2005....
    Any other hint ?
  • SprangoSprango Member Posts: 8
    : : :
    : : : Hi all,
    : : : I am asking this because I think it could a useful thing for
    : : : everybody.
    : : :
    : : : It could be interesting to know (if possible) how to install a
    : : : Visual Studio 2005 on an extarnal HD, so that I can bring it up and
    : : : just connecting it on a new computer I can start to keep working as
    : : : I was doing on my home computer....
    : : :
    : : : I know that there are lap tops for that purpose but I think that an
    : : : Ext HD is cheaper and than it could be useful and easier to carry
    : : : out.
    : : :
    : : : Is there somebody that knows it?
    : : :
    : : : Thanks,
    : : : Dario P.
    : :
    : : It's not possible, because VS2005 (just like so many applications)
    : : store its configuration in the registry, which cannot be placed on
    : : an external HDD. It might also install several critical components
    : : in the windowssystem, windowssystem32, and "program filescommon
    : : files" folders.
    :
    : Hi, thanks for the answer that was more or less what I was expecting
    : to get... But you can never know may be there is a way....
    : With Visual Studio 6 I have been able to do that (but, you know,
    : that is a relative smaller product) in fact I exported the registry
    : things and the few dlls that where installed on System32 and with
    : that it went fine, but it was VS6 and not VisualStudio2005....
    : Any other hint ?

    I am just wondering that the way it is its derived from a political decision to force to have one installation on one PC, installing it on external HD it sounds like to be installed on different boxes with one single license purchased..., by the way I still beleive that there gotta be a way....
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