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Changing install directory


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#1 Gibbo M8

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:22 AM

Hey guys, I find it silly that Windows likes to have it own partition yet it chooses to default install everything to that drive. I partitioned that section to only be 48gb out of my 500gb drive (1tb all up on PC). I've tried the regedit where you change the ProgramFilesDir. This causes all current installed programs to that drive and many windows applications and programs to fail, including windows update which I believe is important xD

Is there some sort of software that can make all new installs occur on my other partition/drive without confusing stupid Windows and currently installed programs.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:14 AM

Pretty much every program you install will ask where you want to install it. Just choose the location during installation.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:50 AM

I would suggest making the Windows partition much larger. Windows has a folder called WinSxS.. which is Windows side by side which you can read about here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side-by-side_assembly ... That folder will get very large giving you even less space on your partition. And check this article out about changing the install directory. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933700

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:07 AM

48GB is fine. I really don't know where that stuff about win sxs growing to a massive size comes from, but it simply isn't true. I have a system on which I installed W7 when it was first introduced. My system partition is 110 Gb and there are 80 Gb free. The Win SxS folder is 4.5 Gb.

I do have My Documents on a different partition and I install most apps to different partitions.




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