Installing Programs on another Drive

  RobCharles1981 13 Oct 11

I'm looking at Installing my Programs and Games onto another Drive (Windows XP) is there anything that I need to amend in Regedit or vise versa to make this happen?


  rdave13 13 Oct 11

I usually create a new folder such as downloads2 on the second drive and when downloading direct it to the folder (browse). If it's a game then create a new folder on the second drive with the game's name and install it there. Usually it will create an icon in the start list and desktop on the C: drive.

  sunnystaines 13 Oct 11

no, just select the folder or drive durimg install process

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13 Oct 11

If you have the install disks then no. this article is good for Vista and W7 this program is need for XP

  RobCharles1981 13 Oct 11

Can I modify the Registry? I've looked on Google and it says you can changes the paths???

  Diemmess 13 Oct 11

Modify the registry? - - No leave the registry absolutely alone particularly while you are making changes of the sort you want to do.

The only modification later that might be helpful as a final tidy-up, is to use CCleaner in its "issues" option. This will safely clear away any orphaned or left over bits from the re-installations you have made.

  RobCharles1981 13 Oct 11

All I had to do was change the paths in the regedit

That seems fine. And I've moved the "My Documents" onto the Programs Drive Now I need a workaround for Outlook Express:

"Outlook Express Cannot Be Started The Application was unable to open the OutLook Express Message Store"

  rdave13 13 Oct 11

Unless you know what you're doing then I'd tread carefully. You might start buggering your windows updates etc. If you need to do it properly have a search of how to install programs on second hdd.

This put me off- too much like hard work!

  RobCharles1981 13 Oct 11


This is a new Install Of XP

I got the Documents Transfered over to the "Other Drive" But I'm faced with the error with Outlook Express.

  rdave13 13 Oct 11

I expect it's the same with XP. You might find problems with Outlook, Updates and other programs that will only install on the C: drive.


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