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December 18, 2004 4:55:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Hi,

Can someone tell me what is the key in the registery that tells windows to
look in your optical drive when installing new windows components ?
How can I default new program installation to a drive other than "C:" ?

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Anonymous
December 19, 2004 3:02:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

For the 1st question:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\SourcePath
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ServicePackSourcePath

The source paths are set in the above location.


>>How can I default new program installation to a drive other than "C:" ?

Some programs (installers) are hard-coded and default to a specific location. Some programs installer look for the ProgramFilesDir

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

Caution: Merely changing the ProgramFilesPath and ProgramFilesDir might affect the already installed programs.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


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Hi,

Can someone tell me what is the key in the registery that tells windows to
look in your optical drive when installing new windows components ?
How can I default new program installation to a drive other than "C:" ?
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