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Windows 7: Default Installation Drive Change?

18 Oct 2009   #1
Zen00

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?


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26 Aug 2011   #2
Blayed

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: )
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26 Aug 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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

Thanks,
karl
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26 Aug 2011   #4
karlsnooks

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


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