Installing Windows Apps not on U3 List

Want to run some developer apps such as Visual Studio Express, SQL Expess on a SanDisk Cruzer drive. Installs proceed to two thirds complete then freeze.  Looking for guidance from someone who has succeeded with an install

It sounds like your U3 stick is full.  However, some other things to consider; the apps may not support being installed to a removable drive, the apps may not support installation to anything but the C: drive, you may not have the Admin rights needed to install apps on the pc you’re using regardless of location.

Other things to consider, Windows apps notoriously add entries to the Registry and frequently files to the Windows folder.  Such apps installed to a USB drive will not work on machines they weren’t installed to.

If you want to add non-U3 apps to your stick I recommend PortableApps apps.