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Windows 7: I install to drive R: but start menu items continually point to C:


09 Apr 2014   #1
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 
I install to drive R: but start menu items continually point to C:

I often install programs to drive R: because C: doesn't comprise of much space. Almost always the start menu items point to an executable on the C: drive which of course does not exist. Why is this happening? Is the fault in Windows or the programs installed?


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10 Apr 2014   #2
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

its always advisable to install it on c anyways.. so why don't you try and increase the size of c drive .. using Windows Disk Management

%systemroot%\system32\compmgmtlauncher.exe

Put the above in the start box.. and then increase the size of the c partition if possible...but be careful if you don't know what to do..cause you might accidentally do some serious damage.
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11 Apr 2014   #3
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nooruddin76 View Post
its always advisable to install it on c anyways.. so why don't you try and increase the size of c drive .. using Windows Disk Management

%systemroot%\system32\compmgmtlauncher.exe

Put the above in the start box.. and then increase the size of the c partition if possible...but be careful if you don't know what to do..cause you might accidentally do some serious damage.
My C: drive is an SSD and doesn't have enough space for every program.
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11 Apr 2014   #4
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Most Likely i think it might be the software program.. they might be pointing to %SystemDrive% ..which naturally points to c:\ (SSD) .... btw if you paste this on the startbox..and press enter.. what is opening up ? the SSD or the HDD?

%SystemDrive%
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