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Anonymous
February 18, 2005 1:09:08 AM

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I have just done a clean install and placed my important programs on C:,
anything else that gets installed I would like to place in D:/program files
by default. In other words when my boy goes to install his junk and the setup
dialog for quake pops up I want it to automatically seek the D drive instead
of the C drive. I think this would be a simple fix but after cruising the web
for a couple of hours I can't seem to find the fix

Thanx
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 4:14:24 AM

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

There's no such fix. It's entirely up to the application to determine
default installation paths, and even at that there's more than a few that
ignore any overrides. Unfortunately MS is just as bad as other vendors in
that regard.

--
Walter Clayton
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


"dmtu" <dmtu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7884F119-7263-4679-B9B0-BD9192C3DBAF@microsoft.com...
>I have just done a clean install and placed my important programs on C:,
> anything else that gets installed I would like to place in D:/program
> files
> by default. In other words when my boy goes to install his junk and the
> setup
> dialog for quake pops up I want it to automatically seek the D drive
> instead
> of the C drive. I think this would be a simple fix but after cruising the
> web
> for a couple of hours I can't seem to find the fix
>
> Thanx
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 4:03:08 PM

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

Not the answer I wanted to hear. Maybe it will be fixed in the next version.
Thanks walter

"Walter Clayton" wrote:

> There's no such fix. It's entirely up to the application to determine
> default installation paths, and even at that there's more than a few that
> ignore any overrides. Unfortunately MS is just as bad as other vendors in
> that regard.
>
> --
> Walter Clayton
> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
>
>
> "dmtu" <dmtu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7884F119-7263-4679-B9B0-BD9192C3DBAF@microsoft.com...
> >I have just done a clean install and placed my important programs on C:,
> > anything else that gets installed I would like to place in D:/program
> > files
> > by default. In other words when my boy goes to install his junk and the
> > setup
> > dialog for quake pops up I want it to automatically seek the D drive
> > instead
> > of the C drive. I think this would be a simple fix but after cruising the
> > web
> > for a couple of hours I can't seem to find the fix
> >
> > Thanx
>
>
!