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Editing an installation exe?


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Okay, this is one of those lovely annoying .exe programs that unpacks the msi to C before starting the installation. Problem is, I don't have enough space on C to carry the unpacked data. I want it to extract to H, since that's where I downloaded the file anyway.

Is there a way to edit this installation file to do so? I'm no good with computer languages, so if it's complicated, I'll need it step-by-step. Sorry.
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Better on C anyway so you have windows and programmes on one drive, can you move other data to H
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Yeah, I guess I can free enough space for this. I looked around at how many apps I never use anymore.

Thanks anyway.
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Ah, see, herein lies the problem.

Now I can't finish the installation. I managed to clear space, but not enough to install the file. I'm installing it on H, the unpacked data is on C, preparing to go to C. But there is a small portion of it staying on C, about 500 mbs of a portion.

Not enough space.
No way I can clear any more.
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Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, disc clean up, more options, clean up restore points, reboot

Try then
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Through some tedious trial and error, I got space. Thanks for the help. The tip saved me lots of time and effort, clearing about 200 mb.
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Thank You for letting me know
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