Hello! I have WindowsXP sp3 installed on a small (20GB) C:\ partition, with
the idea being that most all my data is stored on a larger D:\ partition.
The problem with this approach is that, for instance, when I go to install a
program I have to manually specify "D:\Program Files\" as the installation
If I change the environmental variable for "Program Files", such that it
points to "D:\Program Files", will this cause most applications to install
into that directory so that I do not have to continually specify this
location for all application I want to load?
There are, of course, a number of other environmental variables that point
to standard locations on the C:\ partition. Is there perhaps an application
that changes a number of them for installations such as mine?
This method of installing windows onto a small partition, and using another,
larger, partition to store data is not a new idea, so I would think that
there must already be some methods in place to simplify the procedure.
Thanks for any help and perspective you are able to lend me on this