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Windows 7: my secondary hdd


20 Dec 2010   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 
my secondary hdd

Well i just put in a 120 GB hdd in my new computer, and i want to install programs on it. How do i do that? I seen a tutorial around here i thought where it will tell me how to even change the default installation path, but i cant find it.

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20 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

So if I understood you correctly you want future installations to go onto the new drive, right?

open regedit and navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Locate the value named “ProgramFilesDir” in the right window, double click it and change the default value “C:\Program Files” to your new directory path(address).
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But whatever you do, make sure you read and understand this Article first:
Microsoft does not support changing the location of the Program Files folder by modifying the ProgramFilesDir registry value


Mind you, I have 32 bit so your default folder might have a slightly different name

In the long run it might be safer to give the new path during installation (usually called Custom Install)


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21 Dec 2010   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

That works. Good deal. Thankye.
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