Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Default Installation Drive Change?

18 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Default Installation Drive Change?

I just reinstalled Windows 7, and I was wondering, is it possible to change the default drive that programs install to from C to D?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hope nobody minds me bumping this post? I have my OS installed on a 120GB SSD, (Drive C: ) but I want my default installation drive to be my 1TB HDD (Drive F: )
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Your problem is sufficently different that a separate post is in order, plus makes our life simpler as we explain the ins and outs.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Aug 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
I just reinstalled Windows 7, and I was wondering, is it possible to change the default drive that programs install to from C to D?
Possible but I certainly do not recommend. You will end up will all kinds of problems and some of them coming from Microsoft software.

Better is to change the location of the profile folders to another drive.

In other words, you put your documents, music, pictures, videos on another drive.

Presently I have programs and the documents folder on C and everything else on D.

Here's my disk management pic:
Default Installation Drive Change?-diskmgmt.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Default Installation Drive Change?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How can i change the default installation location?
Hi, I recently built a new pc and I installed the os on my ssd. Now I want to keep my ssd clean from everything apart from my main applications. I changed the program files thing in regedit so new programs install to my hdd but I still get programs that dump their files in my ssd. for example i...
Installation & Setup
How do I change default installation location for Google Chrome?
I've looked up on google to find some people advising to use Junctions to trick it into believing it's installing into current user directory. When I had it earlier, I found some s*it load of .exe in the Roaming folders. I guess they are for the silent updates chrome does in the background. But I'm...
General Discussion
How to change a software's default installation drive.
Hello people. I'm having a bit of an issue. I installed my Win7 on a 32Gb SSD thinking I will just have to change the default installation drive path of every software I'm gonna install to the 1Tb internal HDD. But some of them don't give me any choice like DropBox for example. Win7 left me...
How to change default boot drive and reformat old drive.
How to change default boot drive and reformat the old one. I installed a new 2TB drive and installed window 7. But for some reason win7 needs my old drive to boot. I have tried to unplug the old drive and boot with the win7dvd, but I get disk failure message please reboot over and over. ...
Installation & Setup
How do i change the default installation place
Everytime i download something it goes directly to my hard drive :E and i want it to go to my C: and i have tryed the browser settings but it doesnt work I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Browsers & Mail
how do i change my default drive?
**sorry for miss-type. i ment to say drive not driver oops :o hi i just got a brand new laptop and was going to install windows 7 on it, but it has a blank ssd and hdd i wanted to have the computer load essential/windows start-up files from the ssd, but anything besides that from then on i...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App