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INFO - Can I install Ansys on a secondary hard drive?
Authored by Caleb Scharf July 22nd, 2023 217 views 0 likes KB1759777
If you're running out of space on your C-Drive or maybe prefer to install applications on a different drive, you may be wondering if it's possible and supported to install Ansys on a secondary hard drive.
Can I install Ansys on a secondary hard drive?
Yes. There is no issues or concerns with installing Ansys on a secondary local hard drive.
Can I install different versions of Ansys on different hard drives?
Yes. Each version of Ansys is a unique installation and does not upgrade or uninstall older versions. However, because Ansys installations do share some licensing settings and components the following guidance should be followed:
- Ansys Versions 2021R1 and Later - These versions can be installed in any order because they do not share the client licensing installation.
- Ansys versions 2020R2 and prior - When installing multiple versions of Ansys, the newest version should always be installed last. This is required because all versions share the same client licensing installation. If you install an older version after a newer version, the newer versions will not work properly.