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Any way to change default drive for installation?

#1CremaciousPosted 12/11/2013 1:21:22 PM
I have an SSD for my C: drive, and set my HDD to S: for storage of most programs. When installing something, can I make it so by default it will try and install S:\Program Files (x86) instead of C:\Program Files (x86)?
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#2arleasPosted 12/11/2013 1:25:00 PM
The easiest thing you could do is set up a directory junction so that if it defaults to your C:\Program Files (x86)\ it would actually go to your other hard drive. There MIGHT be a registry entry you can find that would allow you to edit...

Hmm... a quick google search shows this:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-change-default-windows-installation-path-to-your-desired-path/

So yeah, that would be better I guess... it kinda looks like it's for XP but the same thing should work on windows 7/8
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#3Sidewinder1386Posted 12/11/2013 2:13:11 PM
That guide is basically the same with the exception you'll have two entries (or 4 for common files too) - the regular looking one and the x86 one.
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#4myztikricePosted 12/11/2013 3:12:56 PM
doesn't every installer in the world include an install directory option
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#5arleasPosted 12/11/2013 4:34:45 PM
From: myztikrice | #004
doesn't every installer in the world include an install directory option


I don't think that's the issue... he wants the DEFAULT directory to change. If the default changes he doesn't have to click "advanced" or whatever and then put the location in every single time.. he just goes with the default install location.
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#6PraetorXynPosted 12/11/2013 5:21:40 PM
The only way to make that happen is to use directory junctions.

The proper setup is OS+Programs+Games on SSD, User Profiles/Data/etc. on HDD.
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