Can I install programmes on 'D'?

  ened 11:54 21 Nov 2010

I built a new machine using a 60Gig SSD and a 1Terabyte second drive.

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but, after installing all the updates (Including Vista SP2) I now find I have less than 10gig left and I haven’t created a restore point yet.

Is it okay to install programmes on a directory on the secondary drive? I need to install MS Office & Money as well as various photo editors.

If it is okay are there any pitfalls to look out for?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:07 21 Nov 2010

Most programs will allow you to install to where you like (some will not like NORTON)
No pitfalls.

You could also move the MY documents folder to D drive to save here

  johndrew 12:11 21 Nov 2010

Yes you can. When you install the software you will be offered the default location (C:Programs) at this point simply use the 'Search' option next to the box offering the location to choose where you want to install it.

You should ensure you know where any documents/data is being stored (usually 'My Document' for 'Office', not sure about 'Money') to be able to back it up.

10GB is quite a lot of space but it depends on what else you are going to install/save on C:.

  jakimo 12:15 21 Nov 2010

I use the setup you propose without any problems.

(Windows7 would take up less HD space,and is more user friendly than Vista)

  ened 12:50 21 Nov 2010

Thanks for your replies.

Great link Fruit Bat /\0/\ I am in the process of doing that now

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