C: drive without reformatting the hard drive?

ram - Jun 19, 2010 at 12:59 AM
 zebranews - Jun 19, 2010 at 01:35 AM
Hello, I recently purchased a laptop with Vista Home Premium. The hard drive was
partitioned into a C: drive (approx. 29 Gb) and a D: drive (approx. 105 Gb).
I've installed Microsoft Office, the trial version of Visual Studio, Google
Pack, and a few miscellanous programs. Most of the software defaults to
install on the C: drive and doesn't provide an option to re-direct the
installation to a different drive.

The trial of Visual Studio does allow you to specify a directory, but still
installs most of the product on C:.

Is there a way to "set" a default installation location in Vista so that
software that installs without letting the user specify an installation drive
will automatically install to, for example, drive D: instead of C:?

Or is there a way to increase the size of the C: drive without reformatting
the hard drive?

1 reply

basically C: is your main drive, selecting drivebefore installation manually, instead of automatic . Don't forget about your Fkeys in reboot to select drive, then install.