Trouble Connecting to installed programs on HDD (POST 2)

September 6, 2013 at 06:17:42
Specs: Windows 7, Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2 GHz

My Question here is a followup to my earlier post above

I installed a hard drive in another computer....but when I tried to open a program on the newly installed hard drive it gave an error message saying the the program hasn't been installed. So I decided to unplug the main hard drive and run only the one that I installed and when I clicked on the program that I wanted it opened up without any problems...Please tell me why it won't open up when both hard drives are connected .I did NOT use a jumper! How do I get it to work with both hard drives connected?

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September 6, 2013 at 06:44:44
Hi snoopy23,

Software are designed in a way that once you launch an application it will go to C:\ program files by default and launch all the program files from there(unless you have tried installing the software on a different location). So once you installed the additional hard drive on the system, it was unable to open the software as those software are installed on D:\. There are two options available.

Either you install all the programs again or take out the primary hard drive so that the additional hard drive has a label C:\.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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September 6, 2013 at 14:16:55
Did you install Windows on the new hard drive? If so, you must install your programs to that hard drive.

You can use two hard drives or more but if they both or all have an operating system installed on them, you need to install any programs you wish to use on that hard drive.

If your intent was to simply use the drive for storage then you just need to enter the BIOS (setup) screens and change the setting for which hard drive is the first boot drive.

Then you can use the new drive for storage or you can install programs on it by using the custom installation option and changing the path (the place you want to install to).

You need to explain in more detail what you did and what you want to do.

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