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PTVS installation to the alternative directory

Dec 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Hello @all. I have installed Visual Studio 2013 in D:\VisualStudio2013.
Is there a way to install PTVS without reinstalling VS to default location?
Dec 11, 2013 at 5:39 PM
Are you having any particular problems with it? We don't hardcode VS location - it is taken from the registry.
Dec 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM
PTVS cannot find VS installation (but VS works).
It says:
"Visual Studio 2013 must be installed. The free integrated shell...."

I am running:
  • Windows 7 ultimate N, 64bit
  • Visual Studio Express 2013 for Desktop (installed in D:\VisualStudio2013).
  • PTVS 2.0 VS 2013
Dec 11, 2013 at 8:16 PM
The registry key where the installer looks for VS is HKLM\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0 (under Wow6432Node if on 64-bit), value "InstallDir". Can you check that it is set correctly on your system? If not, try setting it.
Dec 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM
I had to add it manually - it installs now.
Thanks a lot!