Windows 10: Install GOW4 on Games HDD, but keep other Apps on Windows SSD. Solved

  1.    19 Aug 2017 #1

    Install GOW4 on Games HDD, but keep other Apps on Windows SSD.


    JUst as the title suggests. I finally finished GOW3 and GOW Judgement via backwards compatability on my xbox one, and now was install GOW4 on my desktop, but haven't got the space on the SSD(C:\) and want to install the game to my Games HDD.

    Is there a way to install a single game/windows 10 app to a different hdd, yet keep the majority of the smaller ones on the windows drive? A quick search/google only told me how to change the default location. I dont want to do this.
    I just want to install GOW4 (and Halo Wars 2) on my Games Drive.

    Thanks,
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  2.    26 Aug 2017 #2

    Some program installers let you choose the installed location.
    Often the choice is offered in some sort of "advanced" screen inside the installer.
    Use that to override the default (probably C:/Program Files) with something else (like D:/whatever).

    If the installer does not offer a choice then it's tough luck.
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  3.    26 Aug 2017 #3

    I do have GOW4 installed on my D drive, not my OS C SSD primary drive.

    However, if I remember correctly, I wasn't given an option from the Windows store as to where to install the game or maybe didn't find it. What I did was change the default location where new apps are installed from my SSD C drive to my storage D drive. Windows settings\system\storage\change where new content is saved. I changed new apps will be saved to D and then when I installed GOW4 my D drive showed up as the install location. You can always change the default location where new apps are installed back to C or wherever once GOW4 is installed.

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  4.    26 Aug 2017 #4

    oh ok thanks. I find windows store products very behind the times, in that you can't decide individually where they go unlike say, every other installer since windows 95 :S
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