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i know that part. im talking about the installer itself, not the program. Or does it even matter as long as i drect it to the d drive?
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Yeah, installers almost always have an option for putting it where you want.

Games can usually be done the same way, too. Read the installers and you'll easily find the options to do so.

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i know that part. im talking about the installer itself, not the program. Or does it even matter as long as i drect it to the d drive?
If you direct it to the D:\ Drive.. it should install there. Shouldn't put files anywhere else other than registry stuff, temp crap, and sometimes save data. For example a game installed in D:\Steam might put folders in C:\......\AppData\Game\Save001.save and that is unavoidable, but the files are generally small.
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Do those files it puts on the c drive conflict with the installation of the program?
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Do those files it puts on the c drive conflict with the installation of the program?

No, they're just files that are put there without your knowledge most of the time.
If you download a game, install it, and uninstall it.. then install it again, your game progress is often still there due to the game saves being in a folder other than the directed install location.

That's all. The install will still be on D:\ or wherever.
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i know that part. im talking about the installer itself, not the program. Or does it even matter as long as i drect it to the d drive?

 

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Do those files it puts on the c drive conflict with the installation of the program?

 

Are you talking about the temporary files that get extracted that are used by nothing but the installer? If so, then those files are harmless and affect nothing except the amount of free space on your drive.

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Also, the full format is not any more "full" than the Quick Format. The only difference is it does a scan for errors and tries to correct them prior to formatting the drive. The actual format itself takes just a few seconds because it's essentially just a matter of replacing the Master File Table with a new blank one in the format that has been specified (which is why it's called "formatting").

    That is correct in Windows XP; however, in Windows Vista, Microsoft changed the behavior for full format and it actually does write zeros. smile.gif
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Holy crap and omg. I will remember this and pass it on to anyone who is looking at performing the 'full' format on a solid state drive - or anyone who prefers to.

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