As a result of moving from a WinXP box that didn't have a drive
C: to a new Win7 64-bit Pro box with Laplink PCmover Professional doing its best to move applications intact, I have a few lingering issues with abandoned references to the old drive
E:. I've eradicated most of them by persistent uninstall and reinstall of apps that cared (and simply discarding some that couldn't be made to see sense). Overall, PCmover made the transition pretty painless, aside from a few quirks like this one.
A search of the registry for references to
E: has turned up a handful of entries under
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies where each key is named something like
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Assemblies\e:|Program Files|Reference Assemblies|Microsoft|Framework|v3.5|Microsoft.Build.Conversion.v3.5.dll in which the reference to the old system drive is pretty clear.
Is it safe to simply delete these?
Does anyone know what they signify?
The values they contain are oddly named, and appear to include arbitrary content with no obvious meaning.