Changing default installation directory

September 8, 2010 at 20:18:59
Specs: Windows 7
I have Windows 7 installed on drive C: which is a 30gig ssd. Everything else is on D:. Is there a way to change it so that when I'm installing new programs, it defaults to installing onto my D: drive instead of the usual C:\Program Files (x86). It's annoying to have to change the installation path every time I try to install something.

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#1
September 8, 2010 at 20:46:31
In a word, NO. Windows has no control over installation routines in third party programs. Get over the annoyance. There are plenty of other issues to get worked up over.


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#2
September 8, 2010 at 21:37:46
Jesus, way to get worked up over my question.

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#3
September 29, 2010 at 09:06:25
Go into regedit from Run menu. Under Edit click find and find ProgramFilesDir. Change the C: to a D: and your kinda good to go. Make sure the paths to the file are correct. After that copy and paste all your files from C: to D: There can be some hassel especially if this is an older computer with a lot of programs looking at C: already. This will however push most installations to the D: drive. Some have it imbedded in them to download to C: so you are SOL there.

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#4
September 29, 2010 at 09:07:27
So OtheHill was wrong and just an ass.

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