I have a very simple question to which apparently there is no easy solution (I googled a bit but haven't found any yet). How can I force Visul Studio 2013 to install on a different drive so that it doesn't eat up my C: space? In our company we are using virtual PCs for development which are provided by a 3rd party. Those machines are provided as standard packages and it's not possible to modify them. The C: drive comes with 40GB and there's nothing we can do to extend it. We want to upgrade from VS2005 to 2013 but after installation there's only 1GB free and we are bombed with "not enough space" tickets. I found a page that suggests creating a link. Idk if that's a very clean solution and if anyone knows about a better one I would be very thankful. If I don't find any, I guess I'll try the link.