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Windows 7: I am running two OS Windows7 & Vista and..

24 Oct 2009   #1
rawfisher

windows 7
 
 
I am running two OS Windows7 & Vista and..

I installed Windows 7 on D drive. Every frequently-used programs are still in my C drive. Installing all those programs again takes not only time but also storage. Is there any way to benefit from C drive??


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25 Oct 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I apologize but I am misunderstanding you...

Windows 7 on D:\
All the installed programs on C:\?
Where is Vista at?
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25 Oct 2009   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Haven't tried this in Win 7 so not sure it will work. Here is how I did it when I dual booted with Vista and XP. As long as all the applications you are using are the same version this should work (not saying it will), install the application (e.g. MS Office 2007), into the same folder on the c: drive that MS Office is already installed. Now, first attempt to do this with a application that is not truly essential. Let us now how this works. Again try it with something that isn't all that important just in case it doesn't work.
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25 Oct 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Many programs can be used from another install. Many can not and need registry correct for them. i.e. installing them.

Rule of thumb: The simpler they are, the more likely to be able to be used.
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26 Oct 2009   #5
rawfisher

windows 7
 
 

Vista is at C drive. I just wanted to run MSN, torrent etc which are already installed in Vista.
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26 Oct 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

By the time that you copied the file, registry settings, user settings etc. etc. you could have reinstalled them from scratch and been up and running... Life is hard enough, dont complicate it un-necessarily...
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26 Oct 2009   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
By the time that you copied the file, registry settings, user settings etc. etc. you could have reinstalled them from scratch and been up and running... Life is hard enough, dont complicate it un-necessarily...
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Although, copying user settings after a fresh install is sometimes quicker than starting from scratch.
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