How to change the Location Default where the applications are installed in Windows

In any operating system Windows, Default location where the application is installed system partition (If we Windowsthe installed on C:There is installed and applications, if installed on D: for example, all applications in D: to install). Which can lead eventually if used resource-intensive applications / data (e.g Adobe Photoshop), at the heavy load of Windowswhenever it is turned on. To avoid this irritating situation (who likes to turn crank?) Solution is move the default location for installed applications in any other partition different from the system.

How can we change the default location for installing applications in Windows? Quite simply, using a Registry tweak (Follow instructions below):

  • first open Registry Editor (Registry Editor) - type regedit in Searchacquis in Start Menu (Or open a Run and tastasti regedit) Then give Enter
  • follow the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion


  • in the right pane you enter (String) ProgramFilesDir whose default value is set C: Program Files (if you have Windowsthe one installed on C :); double-click (or right-click->Modify) And change location any valid folder or partition.


  • close regedit then restart your computer for the change to take effect

Note: Before editing system registries, back them up (click on File in the upper left corner and select Export) to make sure you do not bear the consequences of any errors.

*Valid for all versions Windows XP, Windows Sight yes Windows 7.

How to change the Location Default where the applications are installed in Windows

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