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#1 Neil B.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:16 PM

Im not sure if this is the correct forum to post this question, so if it isnt please let me know.

I have two hard drives, my primary drive is the one with the OS and has a whopping 10GB. The other one which is my secondary drive has 320 and I use it for storage.

The only problem is every program I install automatically wants to install on the OS drive, and there is only 3GB left for storage. Some programs do not allow me to select the drive I want to install them to so Im kind of screwed.

I need to know how I can tell my computer to automatically install programs on my 320GB drive instead of my 10GB drive.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:38 PM

OS: XP SP3

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 05:27 AM

"How To Change The Default Installation Drive or Folder
Step1: Click Start and select Run.

Step2: Type "Regedit" and click OK.

Step3: Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version

Step4: In the Right Hand Pane you can see ProgramFilesDir.

Step5: Double click on the ProgramFilesDir and change the value of C:\Program Files to X:\Program Files (where X is where you wish make your default directory for installation). "

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