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    Default Using an SSD for OS but..

    Hey guys I have recently installed an SSD to my rig and I also have a 640gb HDD for everything else but when I go to install programs it defaults to C:

    is there any way I can make it so it defaults to D cause I have to install stuff manually and it's annoying and some programs download to C anyway and don't let me change them to D Help please?

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    Default Re: Using an SSD for OS but..

    You need to edit the register key;
    1) open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion
    2) right click on the value namedProgramFilesDir and change the default value C:/Program Files to the path you want to install all your programs in. Your case would be D:/ drive.


    3) click OK and exit

    Windows, by default will now install all programs in the new drive or path.

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    Default Re: Using an SSD for OS but..

    why on earth would you want your program files on a spinner? you want os and all programs on the ssd and all DATA on the spinner. with programs on spinner you are not using the ssd to full effect

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    Default Re: Using an SSD for OS but..

    Brought this up before but might want to look at this program.

    Haven't played with it yet but have it loaded.

    Not only for games.Attachment 1873

    Later

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    Default Re: Using an SSD for OS but..

    Steam Mover is a utility to relocate installed apps to new location without re-install the programs.

    Chaddy wants to set the default installing path for the apps other than the C:/program files/, so he doesn't have to manually changing the path at every time of the installation.

    @Chad; if your SSD is big enough to accommodate some of your main apps then it is better to use the SSD than HDD. The program will load faster.

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    Default Re: Using an SSD for OS but..

    Regarding to Steam Mover, I don't know if it has new update or not but this article is almost a year old. You should read before try out the Steam Mover

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    Default Re: Using an SSD for OS but..

    What size SSD did you install ?

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    Default Re: Using an SSD for OS but..

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Regarding to Steam Mover, I don't know if it has new update or not but this article is almost a year old. You should read before try out the Steam Mover
    I downloaded it but haven't played around with it yet.

    Was going to wait until get ready to reload OS just in case of problems.
    Probably check for updated version if any.

    Looked like a neat app to use running some apps or games on a small SSD and load times and
    being able to move it back to storage when done.

    Later

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