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Changing Default Installation Location

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Anonymous
June 8, 2004 1:51:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

How do I change the default Installation Location? I've
looked through the Registry and cannot find this stored
anywhere.

My laptop comes with a QuickRestore CD which built the C:
boot drive from a D: CD-ROM (fairly normal setup). So
when I go to install new Windows components, or it needs
to reference stuff from the I386 directory, it defaults to
D:\i386, which is really irritating because the CD-ROM
drive is now G:. How do I change this so it knows to look
on G:\i386 before asking where to find the Installation CD?

For that matter, if I were to copy the i386 directory to
the hard drive, how could I make it look there instead?

I can't find this anywhere.

Help?
Anonymous
June 8, 2004 3:06:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

Look for the Reg_Sz strings;
"SourcePath"
and
"ServicePackSourcePath"

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

Note that these strings are the path to the directory that holds the \i386
directory. Not to the files within the \i386 directory.

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"Steven K. Mariner" wrote:
| How do I change the default Installation Location? I've
| looked through the Registry and cannot find this stored
| anywhere.
|
| My laptop comes with a QuickRestore CD which built the C:
| boot drive from a D: CD-ROM (fairly normal setup). So
| when I go to install new Windows components, or it needs
| to reference stuff from the I386 directory, it defaults to
| D:\i386, which is really irritating because the CD-ROM
| drive is now G:. How do I change this so it knows to look
| on G:\i386 before asking where to find the Installation CD?
|
| For that matter, if I were to copy the i386 directory to
| the hard drive, how could I make it look there instead?
|
| I can't find this anywhere.
|
| Help?
|
!