Solved: Transfering programs between partitioned hardrives

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turnbuk

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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?
 
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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.
 

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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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