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In attempting to install Visual studio '13, I'm greeted with

Setup requires 415MB on C: and 61 MB in:

J:\Visual Studio

invalid drive.

The funny thing is that I don't have a J: drive. I've been using D through I drives lately (F, G, H, and I were all 'invisible' and unused drives), but J has never popped up anywhere. I've checked with Disk manager, device manager. I see no indication of the employment of a J drive. Does anyone know what's going on here? Or more importantly, how do I direct VS to install on a real drive?

** other important note: i've downloaded and launched the installer from my secondary storage drive, D. ** I am running windows 8.1, intel I7...something

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Your hardware isn't important, so if your not certain of specifics, you might as well take that information out because it isn't helpful. – Ramhound Mar 22 '14 at 20:22

1 Answer 1

Copy the installation file to your primary drive, and try to perform the installation again.

Other probable solutions:

  1. See this kb282183 for instructions.
  2. If nothing right, this video(How to fix Invalid drive error 1327) explains how to solve it in an alternative way.
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