On my Windows 7, 64-bit machine MiKTeX lives in
C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9. I'd like to move it to
D:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9. Is there a mostly painless way to do so, or should I just reinstall?
migrated from superuser.com May 17 '12 at 1:56
Maybe it’s too late for the OP, but I want to advise the following procedure:
Uninstall and reinstall is the best way to move pretty much any installation. There is a lot going on in an installation. The installer is written specifically to (hopefully) get it all done right. Moving it by hand is sometimes possible, but in general it is not worth the risk of missing something subtle.