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James E Lang wrote: ->

After performing a cleanup on the volume there is only 207MB available on C: on a Windows XP system 
on which I'm working. After I specified that LO be installed on volume D: the installer still 
requires 427MB on C:. I hesitate to compress volume C:.

Volume, Size, Available, Needed
C:, 15GB, 207MB, 427MB
D:, 107GB, 61GB, 352MB
F:, 16GB, 6694MB, 0KB

Is there any way to avoid using C:?

(Growl! Windows. Bah, humbug!)

I wonder if the downloaded installer needs space in the temporary folder (which is on the C: drive by default) to self-extract and run the installer? It may be worth trying to set the TEMP and TMP environment variables to somewhere on the D: drive.

To do this temporarily (just for this run):
- Create a folder on the D: drive to use as the temporary folder (e.g. D:\temp)
- Click Start > Run
- Enter "cmd.exe" and click OK
- Type the following commands, pressing enter after each:
set temp D:\temp
set tmp D:\temp
D: (or whatever drive letter the LO installer is on)
cd <Path to the LO installer>
<Filename of the LO installer>

To do this permanently, I'm not sure of the exact sequence on XP but something along the lines of: - Create a folder on the D: drive to use as the temporary folder (e.g. D:\temp)
- Open Control Panel > System > Advanced > Environment Variables
- Change the values for TEMP and TMP in the "User variables" section to "D:\temp" (you might want to make a note of the current values first in case you want to change them back later)
- Click OK to everything
- From now on, most software should use D:\temp for temporary storage, so just run the LO installer as normal.


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