Can't choose drive to download games from Xbox PC game pass

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 18363.719
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    Can't choose drive to download games from Xbox PC game pass


    I have two drives, one is a partitioned SSD and the other is a 7200 rpm HDD. I'm unable to install any games from pc game pass on the 2nd SSD partition. I tried to change storage settings on windows with no success. Any ideas on how to fix it?

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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    The terms of download and install are different functions. Downloading is the simple act of transferring and storing a file to the computer from another computer while installing is the more complex of making a program usable in the Operating System. A lot depends with a download of how it is being done, what program is being used. If an Internet Browser is being used it can be set to save all downloads to a folder on an internal drive then the install of the program can be done from that file.

    I don't use Xbox and really no need to so can't say if it has a procedure for the download and save or if it needs to be done on a different drive or a particular partition on a drive [all drives need at least one partition so as to be formatted].

    It's best not to use a removable drive to avoid not having it available for all uses. To save space the downloads can be moved to a removable drive later on.

    In your image if the D: partition is the "second SSD", the yellow triangle at the right end of that line shows a problem with it.
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  3. Pejole2165's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1909
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    Have you tried changing the default install path for new apps in the apps section of settings?
    If that doesn't work it may be a limitation of how the MS install for games works, if so I would send feedback about the issue in the hope they will change how it works. I can't imagine you are the only person who would like to install to another drive.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    Pejole2165 said:
    I can't imagine you are the only person who would like to install to another drive.
    Good thought, I routinely install new programs to my D: [DATA] partition on the only HDD in the computer simply because from the factory C: is only 150GB while D: is 780GB and after 4 years of use I have no inclination to change it. It's just a choice one has to make at the time of installing, Default or Custom. The same process can be applied to 2 drives.
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  5. Pejole2165's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1909
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    Well I think some people end up confused about the different ways to install to drives other than C:\, most programs default to C:\ because that drive always exists, however you can change the install location by choosing a new path in the installer (majority of installers allow this), you can also tell Windows to install new apps to another location in the main settings/ apps section (applies to Store apps), you can also re locate the majority of the User folders to another drive by using the location tab or following a tutorial to re locate user folders.
    Some items seem to resist or deny changing install location, such as games and films bought/ rented through the MS Store.
    I know you already know this Berton, just including it for others who may happen on this thread.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 18363.719
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    I tried to change the storage settings to another drive but got this error message. It says it has to delete the apps, but it tries deleting them and crashes like this.



    Partitioning is a long time habit that I developed because it made my life easier when I want to do a Windows fresh install.
    I don't need to back up anything since it is saved on another drive/partition, I just clean one partition and start the installation process on it.
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  7. Posts : 304
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 x64
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    Looks like the FS may be corrupted. The error code appears to be for "access is denied".

    Have you tried to change the permission setting to make your account the owner?
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 18363.719
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    RJARRRPCGP said:
    Looks like the FS may be corrupted. The error code appears to be for "access is denied".

    Have you tried to change the permission setting to make your account the owner?
    Yes, I tried that, the only way to fix it was backing up the data to another drive and then formatting it. After that, I was able to install anything from Windows Store on it!

    You were right, corrupted file system! Thank you!
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  9. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.928)
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    gusnd said:
    Yes, I tried that, the only way to fix it was backing up the data to another drive and then formatting it. After that, I was able to install anything from Windows Store on it!

    You were right, corrupted file system! Thank you!
    Glad you figured this out cause I was about to say I bought Outer Worlds from the game store and installed it on my G (games) drive without issue.
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  10. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 18363.719
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    sygnus21 said:
    Glad you figured this out cause I was about to say I bought Outer Worlds from the game store and installed it on my G (games) drive without issue.
    I think it is the problem of reusing partitions with windows 10, lesson learned :)
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