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Installation problem with Visual Studio 2008 SP1

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Hi folks, 500 points here.

I am trying to install the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 onto a virtual server with 2008 already installed.

The problem I have is this... The C:\drive (System) only has 1.5Gb free on it, due mainly to it being a pure system drive. All programs are installed onto the E:\ Drive. However, when running the SPInstaller.exe program it demands 4.6Gb free on the C: drive (presumably for temp files) before even asking where to install the files.

Does anybody know of a switch I can use to put the temp files onto the E: drive (which has 25Gb free) whilst the installation takes place?

Many thanks in advance.
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Question by:Jeremy Bromley
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are all the Temp and Tmp environment variables are set to a location on E: ?
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by:Sachintana Dissanayake
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Update TEMP file location in system properties (see attachment).
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is your user profile set to E:

I always edit TEMP and TMP to put it to my own c:\Temp folder (could be e:\temp folder for you)
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by:Jeremy Bromley
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In answer to all above queries, yes they are set to E:\Temp :(
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by:Sachintana Dissanayake
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Doesn't it work when you change TEMP or TMP environment variables?

Can you extract contents in the service pack to a folder in E:\
It will be help to extract if you have WinRAR.

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I have managed to download the service pack to the E:\drive successfully by using one of the switches on the downloadable installer (500k) However, this occurs when I run the SPInstall.exe program which is downloaded.
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As nobody managed find a solution for this we ended up expanding the drive (as it was a VMWare drive) and then installed it on there.
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