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Hey, I need to change the default installation path from C:\Program Files to E:\Program Files due to my re-partitioning my hard-drive. Does anyone know how to do this?

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there's a registry trick, I'll check on it and let you know
 

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The registry key is:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion

you need to edit the "ProgramFilesDir" REG_SZ value to point to where you need it to.

I used this registry trick before,
and I was having problems with Outlook express not running properly.
so, be careful
 

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Thanks. The only problem is I want my Windows apps like IE and Outlook Express to stay on C:\. I might just install the ones that you can specify on E:\ and ones with no choice on C:\. All the important ones seem to give you a choice, but some stuff like Anark Client don't. With all the hassle, I sometimes wonder if multi-partitioning is worth it!
 

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I know, it'd be nice if users could ALWAYS choose where to install stuff, right?
Some installation packages doesn't even give you the option to choose the app folder.
(yes, Bill, this includes MS programs, since they are so uncooperative in this matter)

I personally think that multi-part. is worth it. Backing up the OS becomes easier,
because ghost images are much smaller, since they don't include apps. folders.
 
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