Change Default Install Location…XP Users

Change The Default Location For Installing Apps
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As the size of hard drives increase, more people are using partitions to separate and store groups of files.

XP uses the C:\Program Files directory as the default base directory into which new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive and/ or directory by using a Registry hack.

Go to :-

– Start > Run

– Type “regedit” (without “” NOOBS!)

– Go to this directory…
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion

– Look for the value named ProgramFilesDir. by default,this value will be C:\Program Files. Edit the value to any valid drive or folder and XP will use that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.

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