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Just put a new HDD in my Toshiba Satellite 2435-225 but instead of the standard single partition I created four. This I think is the limit for laptop. Anyway, I installed XP Pro in C. In the disk manager everything checks out OK. I formatted E (programs) and it is ok...can access it. Hair pulling problem is when I install programs it wants to put them in C. I don't know how to direct install to E,F,G and whats left for an extended partition (word doc's).
I have not formatted F and G and have not created extended partition yet but C and E are active.
I have googled and searched but haven't found the answer....leaning on you now....thanks for the help

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Generally, all setup routines defaukt the installation to C:\Program Files. But they also give you the option of installing the app in another partition/directory. If you want to permanently move the location of the Program Files directory, use TweakUI for the same.

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You can also use the registry to change the default program files folder .. the registry key to alter is :

HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/

Change the ProgramFilesDir key to what ever path you want.

But the recommended solution is to use a software to change the path like what goldeagle2005 suggested.. TweakUI.

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