Windows 10: Change default install folder / HDD Solved

  1.    18 Oct 2016 #1

    Change default install folder / HDD


    Hello

    I found the registry entry to change the default install directory.....HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.

    But although this worked, it worked too well....all my existing programs installed to the original C driver could not be found when launching the Apps....

    I am ok to chose the install location each time if this is what is needed....but dont know how to go about this....sometimes dont get offered an install location.....

    Thanks
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  2.    18 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, I think you mean
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProgramFilesDir

    It's a bad idea to change this. If you do, upgrades won't install, and similarly an in-place upgrade repair install will fail.

    In other words you will have difficulty with routine maintenance issues.
    Further, you will need to be careful in using disk imaging (I hope you use that routinely) to maintain a consistent disk image set.

    Only a relatively few programs seem not to offer a choice on installation- sometimes you do have to look for it very carefully.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    18 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks, have reverted registry back and all ok now.....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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