Change the Default Location for Installing Application

September 4, 2007


Microsoft Windows XP uses the C:\Program Files directory as the default base directory into which new programs are installed. However, you can change the default installation drive and/or directory by using a registry hack.
1. Click Start -> Run…
2. Type regedit and click OK.
i1.jpg3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion.i2.jpg

4. Look for a value named ProgramFilesDir. By default, this value will be C:\Program Files.
5. Edit the value to any valid drive or folder.

i3.jpg Windows XP will use that new location as the default installation directory for new programs.  

  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\Licensing Core registry subkey.
  2. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
  3. Enter the name “EnableConcurrentSessions,” then press Enter.

Double-click the new value, then set it to 1.

Enjoy.

Regards,

Kuntal.

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