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My C: drive right now is my SSD (OS), and my D: is my Actually HDD. But I wanted it to where when I launch any installer, its preset to D: instead of C:.

Is it possible to do that?

Thanks!
post #2 of 14
Short answer: no, sorry.
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And if you're interested, longer answer: yes, but it breaks everything that's already installed.
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post #4 of 14
Make or download portable apps. xD Best things ever!
post #5 of 14
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Dang lol. Thanks tho!
post #6 of 14
Sure it is, fire up RegEdit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion (highlight this folder in the menu on the left). When you've highlighted the CurrentVersion folder, you should see some values on the right. You want to change those, whose Data value is C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86) to D:\Program Files (or whatever folder you wish to specify).

But yeah, anything installed needs to be reinstalled

REMEMBER TO MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR REGISTRY smile.gif
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There may be a way. There is a way to make the default location of Program Files on a different drive to the OS. I have seen it done on one of the PCs where I work. The OS partition was a tiny 20GB or so, with the rest Partitioned to D. Any time I installed something it defaulted to D:/Program Files/...

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/1328-change-the-default-installation-folder-c-program-files

This link describes how. It could work if you copy the entire Program Files folder over, and then change the registry values, but safest bet would be to do a clean installation
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post #8 of 14
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Okay, So I'm planning to get a larger capacity SSD. I'll just wipe everything on both my current hardware.

My question is, how do I go about making my HDD as C: instead, and my SSD as D: (OS)?
post #9 of 14
I'm pretty certain that your OS drive will always be marked as C:\ by Windows during installation.
The registry fix, by the way, shouldn't interfere with previously installed software, only future installations. I was typing before thinking smile.gif.
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post #10 of 14
It shouldn't, but it does, speaking from experience here.
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