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HD partition ?-how do i do this

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rj2

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is it possible in xp,to place the program files & my docs,etc on a different partition-D than where the OS is-C.
i would like to setup drive like so.its a 40 gig drive
C-8gigs-windows
D-12gigs-program files etc
E-13gigs-games
F-7gigs-mp3`s
am i lookin for os troubles doing it this way.i plan on using my old 20gig for the paging file,and ghost images for backup
thnx
 
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rj2

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#3
thnx for reply.is it also possible that when you are installing xp,i can change the program files & my docs to d drive,instead of the default C drive
 
#4
I don't think that's possible. You can just install into that directory when you're done... and even change your "My Documents" folder with Tweak UI.
 

muzikool

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Originally posted by rj2
thnx for reply.is it also possible that when you are installing xp,i can change the program files & my docs to d drive,instead of the default C drive
You can change the default install path to a different partition for your programs, but not when XP is installing. It makes things much easier so that you don't have to manually change your install path to "D:\Program Files\..." each time you install a new program. To do this, just make a simple registry change:

Open your registry and find this key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion]
Change the value of "ProgramFilesDir" to the desired Program Files directory (D:\Program Files).
Restart Windows for the change to take effect.
 
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rj2

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thnx for all the replies.i looked in the registry @ the key you suggest to change,it is not there!!weird
 

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