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I am trying to keep my main OS from loading more programs, and files onto the OS hard drive. How can I set my computer to make the C Drive (Operating System) virtually invisible from programs to loading into the drive? I have a 128 SSD, therefore, there isn't much space to load programs on. But some programs I would like to run alongside the main OS....

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I have a couple 30GB SSD's and, like you, I only have limited space. THe solution is simple; just change the install path for the program when you're installing it. I don't believe there is any other reliable way to do it. I've been doing this for a long time and have had zero issues.

EDIT: I should note that I tried changing this registry key in the past and ran into issues.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion

Change the path in ProgramFilesDIR to the new path.
Edited by elementskater706 - 3/19/11 at 6:30pm
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Originally Posted by GundamWZero;12795299 
I am trying to keep my main OS from loading more programs, and files onto the OS hard drive. How can I set my computer to make the C Drive (Operating System) virtually invisible from programs to loading into the drive? I have a 128 SSD, therefore, there isn't much space to load programs on. But some programs I would like to run alongside the main OS....

What can I do?

What I do is just navigate to a folder I called "programs" on my D: drive whenever I am installing something new. Most programs give you the option, and any that don't can usually be moved to another drive using Steam Mover.
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I have a couple 30GB SSD's and, like you, I only have limited space. THe solution is simple; just change the install path for the program when you're installing it. I don't believe there is any other reliable way to do it. I've been doing this for a long time and have had zero issues.
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