I don't want 12 gigabytes stored on my boot drive. Can I change where the Bitcoin-Qt stores the block chain?

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You surely can. Just add -datadir parameter to the command line, when starting bitcoin-qt. For example:

bitcoin-qt.exe -datadir=D:\BITCOINDATA

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