Ext. Hard Drives

  binty 17:57 11 Dec 2009

I've moved programs from my laptop to an ext. hard drive but I still have them in my control panel in programs and features. Do I need to uninstall them from here or what is the best thing to do?

  peter99co 18:11 11 Dec 2009

Why do you need to move programs to hard drive. It is normal to use the ext HD for data.

  tullie 21:37 11 Dec 2009

Your programs,i dont think ,can be used from the external drive unless they include the .exe file for each one.

  bremner 12:13 13 Dec 2009

Your programs will not work simply by 'moving' them to an external hard drive. The entries in the system registry will reference the original location.

They would need to be uninstalled from the computer and then reinstalled to the external device by changing the default path during installation to the external drive location.

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