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changing default install partition?


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hellsbells

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hi people! I'm running xp pro sp2 and have my hdd partitioned with two partitions - one for my os and one for my progs. I want to install my printer program (from man. disk) but it only wants to install to my os partition. I want it on my prog. partition because it is 600mb. Is there anyway to get this done?
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Usually, you'll see an option for an "Avanced" install for most programs. From the advanced section, you should be able to change the installation directory.

If that doesn't work, or if you don't see an option for an advanced install, try this....

Write down the path the program is trying to install the software to. Now, make a folder on your Programs Partition (it doesn't matter what the name is...we'll call it Printer_Program_Folder for now). Now, on the OS Partition, create a shortcut to the Printer_Program_Folder on the Progams Partition. This shortcut has to be given the same name and path that the install program is trying to use. Now, when you run the program, it will see the folder (really a shortcut) and copy the files there. In doing so, it is really copying the files to the Printer_Program_Folder on the Programs Partition.

Hope this helps..... :tazz:
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Thanks M- I will try what you suggested
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