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Best Place To Install New Program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by patmac, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. patmac

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    Getting ready to install OpenOffice, and the setup wants to place it in C:\docs&settings...etc.....Would C:\ProgramFiles be better, in general? Thanks
     
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    The normal place is in c:\Program Files. If you ever have to rebuild your system, the folders in Documents and Settings may disappear, not 100% for sure, but it may happen. As long as your C drive has enough space, I would select Program Files as the folder.
     
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    Thanks. Most program installers do place it in C:\ProgramFiles, this just seemed odd it wanted to place it elsewhere. Thanks again, have a good one!
     
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    Is it temporarily extracting to C:\Documents And Settings - - - - before it starts the install process, or is actually trying to install there?

    As previously advised, you want it to install in C:\Program Files and not somewhere else.

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