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Solved: Transfering programs between partitioned hardrives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by turnbuk, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. turnbuk

    turnbuk Thread Starter

    Apr 11, 2007
    I'm currently using a Sony Vaio laptop (VGN-A190) that has a partitioned hard drive (C: and D:) runing windows XP. Its a great computer and still works fine after having it for 3 years. But its at the point now where my C: drive is constantly getting full and i have to run the compress old files utility to make more space. In the mean time my D: drive still has 25GB of space left. I want to move some programs from my C: drive to my D: drive. How can I do this without having to uninstall the programs and then re-install?
  2. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    You can't. You would have to uninstall them from C and then install them to D.
    You can move files and data by copy and paste but not programs as they require registry entry changes.
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    But you can move things like your default Temp/Tmp folders, IE Browser cache, pagefile (leaving a small one behind), Outlook mail files, My Documents

    And, make your System Restore area smaller.
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