Solved where do U install programs in windows 8 ?

December 1, 2012 at 17:20:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 503 MB

when I had my xp pc I had a c:/operating system files, and a d:/new programs.

Now with windows 8 it is not so easy, and I do not want to install my new programs into the operating system, which microsoft has decided go into c:/program files.

what are the alternatives of where to install my new pragrams ?

why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?


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#1
December 3, 2012 at 02:36:31
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If you have separate partitions or hard drives in your PC, then you can install your programs anywhere you like. While you are installing the programs, select which partition/drive you want the program to be installed on. Ex: When you install a program, the default location is C:\Program Files\Name of the program\, you can change this to D:\My Programs\Name of the program\.

Is this what you are asking ?

If you have difficulty, then switch to the desktop mode and then install the programs. Choose the directory of your choice and install your programs there.

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#2
December 4, 2012 at 14:19:27

Yes. Also is it possible to add an extra partition without re-formatting the hard drive ?

why are we not getting email notifications anymore after the upgrade ?


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#3
December 5, 2012 at 04:23:31

If you have extra space/separate partition/volume on your HDD, then you can increase/decrease the space used for the system drive without reformatting. Open compmgmt.msc and then click Disk Management on the left pane. Compmgmt.msc can be found in Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools. You must have admin privileges to run compmgmt.msc.

Find the partition/volume you want to add to the system drive.

First, you must delete the partition/volume which you want to add to the system drive. This partition/volume must be adjacent to the system drive you want to expand. If it is not, then you cannot expand the system drive. So be careful to choose the one that is adjacent to the system drive especially if you have more than one extra partition/volume present on the HDD.

Do not forget to copy the contents of the partition/volume you want to delete to a safe place such as an USB flash disk before you actually delete it.

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