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Windows 7: No disk space,moving installed programs in other partitions.

10 May 2011   #1
geniulmalefic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
No disk space,moving installed programs in other partitions.

I ran out of disk space on C,where all my programs are installed.
I'd like to move the Microsoft Office in drive D,If I do this will it still work properly?
Thanks.


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10 May 2011   #2
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Some programs ask You where to be installed , MS Office is not one of them. You'd better uninstall some of the other programs and instal them ( if it's possible ) on other partitions.
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10 May 2011   #3
geniulmalefic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Some programs ask You where to be installed , MS Office is not one of them. You'd better uninstall some of the other programs and instal them ( if it's possible ) on other partitions.
Thanks for the answer,I don't have what program o unnintall,and If the do ask in which partition they should be installed,they still create some files and folders in C.
I've turned hibernation off.
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10 May 2011   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you haven't already you may want to consider moving your user folders to a different partition.

User Folders - Change Default Location[2]=User Accounts
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10 May 2011   #5
Mystere

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

No, you can't just move a program from one partition to another easily. The registry tends to have tons of pointers to files on specific partitions.

You have to uninstall Office, then install it again and choose a different partition. Yes, it will still install a bunch of programs to C, which includes all the "repair" files which is basically a complete copy of the application in an archive. If C: is still low your best bet is to get some repartitioning software and expand the size of C:, or get a second drive and copy all your D: (or whatever) files to that new partition, then delete the D partition, then extend the C: partition to make it larger.

Then you can remap your new e: drive back to d:
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10 May 2011   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You could try running Disk Cleanup as a temporary solution. There are options in there for removing old system restore points etc. Turning system restore off and then back on will clear all the restore points out. Windows will slowly create new ones and eat up the space again. At best though it will just give you some temporary breathing room.
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10 May 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.



Have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to Free Up and Recover Hard Drive Space



MS Office can be installed to any partition aside from C: that you like but it has to be done during the original Office installation process.
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