Solved: Default Installation Path?

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mbotoole

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Hi, I have 2 partitions on my computer, and I have Windows installed on C, and everything else I am putting on D. Is there any way to default it so when I load new programs, it tries to load to D:\Program Files\... instead of C:\Program Files?
 
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i dont think so .. i think you manually have to select where its going to be installed .
could be wrong , but dont think os .. ;)
cheers
 

crjdriver

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Yes you can. Do make a backup of the registry key before you edit it however.

In the Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | ProgramFilesDir

Change the letter to what you like.
 

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BTW if you do this, you MAY have problems with previously installed apps when you go to update them.
 

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You are welcome.
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