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Old 01-16-2006, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default took my secondary hdd out, and now everything wants to install to it

Hey guys, i had two hard drives going until my secondary one died, (the one that had my programs). my primary drive that has my os and music and crap is alright so i was thinking i'd just reinstall all the programs on my primary one and RMA my secondary one.

problem is, every time i try to install the program, it says not enough space for installation on drive f:\ which is the drive i took out. even though i say to install on c drive it always trys to install on f: and it no longer exists. could this be some kind of registry setting?

i changed the registry setting (for the place for default installation) back to c:/programfiles from f:/programfiles but that didn't help.

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Old 01-16-2006, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Almost all the programs have an option to install it where you want . Cant you just point it to the c: drive.
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yes, i do just that, and then when it starts to transfer files it gives me the f is not a valid drive and not enough space required ********.
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The only thing I can think of is that somehow the programs weren't totally uninstalled (information still in the application data folder) and its treating your fresh install as a reinstall with the same settings.
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exactly, in fact, some of the old programs are still in the add/remove programs list and i can't remove them because the uninstall files for them are gone with the old harddrive that crashed. so how do i get around this?
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See if you can find any folders that had to do with these programs in the application data folder, if you find them, delete them.
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