Changing the default application install directory

Make this registry edit to change your default installation location.

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To change the default application install directory from "C:Program Files," do the following:

  1. Go to Regedit.
  2. Choose HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindowscurrentversion
  3. Now change the directory in 'ProgramFilesDir' and 'ProgramFilesPath' to the desired location.
This was first published in April 2003
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