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Solved: Default Installation Path?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mbotoole, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. mbotoole

    mbotoole Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. timothye

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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
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

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

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    good to know crjDriver ..
    learn something new everyday .;)
    thanks
     
  6. mbotoole

    mbotoole Thread Starter

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    Thank you, good to know!
     
  7. crjdriver

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    You are welcome.
    You can mark your own thread as solved from the thread tools at the top of the page.
     
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