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Windows 7: How to change default installations of any program to another drive?

08 Mar 2014   #1
tlgriffith

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
How to change default installations of any program to another drive?

I installed windows 7 on my SSD. Besides a few games, I want all other program installs to go to my HDD. For instance, my internet security and all driver/utilities that are on CD's that came with the hardware. These programs/drivers/utilities do not give me any option to install to my HDD (E drive) and automatically install to my C drive. Is there any way I can do what I want?

Thanks.


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08 Mar 2014   #2
nobodyspecial

Windows
 
 

.you will run into registry issue/trouble, this very long topic i check if there is how-to on this forum but suffice to say it not as easy as ctrl-c && ctrl-v a folder to new location and make shortcut :[ i wish it were trust nobodyspecial :[ i sorry i no add anything useful to this answer but a warning to the person asking but it may save you headache
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12 Mar 2014   #3
b0bl335wa993r

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tlgriffith View Post
I installed windows 7 on my SSD. Besides a few games, I want all other program installs to go to my HDD. For instance, my internet security and all driver/utilities that are on CD's that came with the hardware. These programs/drivers/utilities do not give me any option to install to my HDD (E drive) and automatically install to my C drive. Is there any way I can do what I want?

Thanks.
You would find the option in the advanced mode setup for most of the programs (I only know two programs which doesn't allow changing of installation path - google chrome and photoscape).
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